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Emergency Services to reinstate false alarm invoicing

July 6, 2020 11:38 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

The City of Red Deer’s Emergency Services department will reinstate invoicing for false alarm responses, beginning Wednesday, July 15, as per the Emergency Services Fees and Charges bylaw. Property owners will again receive invoices for expenses incurred by Emergency Services crews responding to false alarms at their property.

As part of The City’s broader COVID-19 response, and in an attempt to ease the financial burden of the pandemic on residents, Emergency Services temporarily suspended false alarm invoicing on March 25, 2020. The False Alarm fee is now being reinstated in alignment with stage 2 of the Provincial Relaunch Strategy.

As per The City of Red Deer Emergency Services Fees and Charges bylaw 3586/2017, there is no charge for the first response to a false alarm in a 12-month period. The second and third false alarm occurrences carry fees of $300 and $500 respectively. The fourth and any subsequent occurrence within a 12-month period carries a $750 fee.

Additional information about the Emergency Services Fees and Charges bylaw is available on The City’s website.

For more information, please contact:

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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