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Enforcement of Steamboat’s false alarm law began Aug. 1 and outlined potential penalties for alarms triggered falsely. Since the law has come into effect, the city’s fire engines have had to make less unnecessary trips through the city’s streets.

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False alarm rule in Steamboat is netting results

Officials see drop in erroneous calls

In a time of tight budgets, local police and fire officials say a citywide law that went into effect last year might be helping them save time and money. Enforcement of the false alarm law began Aug. 1 and outlined potential penalties for businesses and residents that had alarms triggered falsely.

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