Uniform False Alarm Ordinance Proposed by IMSA

Issue 10 and Volume 122.

Uniform False Alarm Ordinance Proposed by IMSA A stiff municipal ordinance designed to curb false alarms throughout the United States was proposed by the International Municipal Signal Association when that group convened for its 74th annual conference at the SheratonBoston Hotel, August 17-20. The IMSA and nine other fire and protective organizations have urged state and municipal governments to adopt the ordinance which calls for imprisonment of not less than 30 days and a fine of not less than $100 for a first offender. A person sounding a false alarm which resulted in injury or death would receive imprisonment of from one to five years and a fine of $1,000 to $5,000. To dramatize the proposal, a Minuteman in revolutionary costume similar to that worn by Paul Revere, rode atop a Boston ladder truck, oarrying a copy of the resolution from convention headquarters across the city to city hall. Among…

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