Is there a charge for a false fire alarm?

Yes. Pursuant to the City of DeKalb of Municipal Code, Chapter 5 Fire Department, Article 5.14 False Fire Alarm Fee, each building is allowed one (1) false fire alarm per calendar year. Subsequent false fire alarms incur penalty fees, starting at $150.00 for the second (2nd) false fire alarm and increasing by $50.00 for each successive false fire alarm, with a maximum of $750.00 per false fire alarm. (See also Ordinance 2018-090.)

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1. How can I relay a compliment concerning fire department service?
2. How do I request a tour of the fire station?
3. Why is a fire engine or other fire vehicles sent when I called for an ambulance?
4. I have noticed that the fire truck can change the traffic light to green, how does that work?
5. How do I obtain a copy of a fire or non-fire reports?
6. How do I obtain a copy of an ambulance reports?
7. How can I file a concern regarding fire department service?
8. Is there a charge for a false fire alarm?
9. If someone spills hazardous substances who is responsible to clean up the spill?
10. Does the Fire Department offer CPR and First Aid training?
11. How do I dispose of my expired/used fire extinguishers and smoke detectors?
12. How do I dispose of unneeded or expired medication?