Southampton set to review false alarm fines

September 06, 2017 02:47PM

The Southampton Town Board is considering changing its policy regarding false fire alarms. Currently, home and business owners get one free pass but can be fined increasing amounts for each time authorities respond to a false alarm after that — regardless of how much time passes between incidents. A town meeting will be held next week to consider resetting the false alarm count after five years. The Southampton Fire Department responds to more than 800 false alarms a year, and the town collects about $600,000 annually in false alarm fines, 27East reported. [27 East]