WEST JACKSON FIRE DEPARTMENT
FIRE PREVENTION BUREAU
69 West Jackson Road • Braselton, GA 30517
706-654-2500 Office • 706-654-9227 Fax
False Alarm Fees
When the Fire Department responses to a false fire, medical or similar alarm system, exceeding three (3) in a 12 month period, a fee shall be assessed for each additional incident. False alarms are those alarms caused by faulty detectors that do not get fixed, faulty systems, careless human activity and similar matters. Alarms caused by lightning or other matters beyond human control shall not count towards this penalty.
False alarms are a very serious problem – they not only result in considerable expense to the public, they jeopardize the safety of the public and fire department personnel who must respond to the false alarms. False calls tie up valuable resources and in some cases, cause a sense of complacency that will eventually cost lives
The Ordinance is intended to encourage alarm users to repair malfunctioning alarms and as such, a fee is not assessed until the third false alarm.
Fees shall be payable to the West Jackson Fire Department. All fees shall be paid within thirty (30) days of the date that the fee is assessed
Exception: The provisions of this section shall not apply to newly installed residential fire or medical alarms for a period of sixty (60) days following installation.
|False Alarms Fees|
|For commercial and industrial properties|
|1st through 3rd false alarm in a 12 month period||No charge|
|4th false alarm in a 12 month period||$75.00|
|5th false alarm in a 12 month period||$150.00|
|6th and subsequent false alarm in a 12 month period||$300.00|
|For residential properties|
|1st through 3rd false alarm in a 12 month period||No Charge|
|4th false alarm in a 12 month period||$ 25.00|
|5th false alarm in a 12 month period||$ 50.00|
|6th and subsequent false alarm in a 12 month period||$ 100.00|
For additional information contact the Fire Prevention Officer.
West Jackson Fire Department Fire Prevention Bureau
Office- 706-654-2500 X 1