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1.17.23 – WGLC – Oglesby

The city of Oglesby will be enacting fines for false fire alarms in an effort to encourage property owners to repair faulty systems.

The first and second false alarm to a location would be free within one calendar year, however, each false alarm after that would generate fines that would rise incrementally. Terry Eutis, the Oglesby Commissioner of Police, Ambulance, Fire, and Human Resources said the third response would be $100, then going up $50 for each additional call up to a maximum of $1000.

“We had an issue where we were out to a business six times in one month for activated fire alarms. I wanted to do something that was fair to our businesses but also have a little fee that was associated with these responses” Eutis said Monday.