Fire Chief guides False Alarm Bylaw through Council

False Alarms can not only be a time-consuming process for members of a municipal fire department, Renfrew Fire Chief Kevin Welsh says they can also take away from what may be a life-saving situation.

The Chief advocated for a bylaw on the matter at the Town Council meeting Tuesday (December 15th)

The False Alarm bylaw comes with an escalating scale of fines- the maximum charge being 500 dollars after the fourth false alarm, and all subsequent instances in a calendar year.

The Renfrew Fire Chief expects there will be a compliance attitude fostered by the new fee schedule.

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