Warning letters from City of Chilliwack are being followed up by fines for false alarms.

Warning letters from City of Chilliwack are being followed up by fines for false alarms.

False alarms in Chilliwack followed up by fines

Warning letters are being followed up by fines for property owners responsible for false alarms sounding

City of Chilliwack’s bylaw enforcement has been focused on implementing the new rules around false alarms in recent months.

Warning letters are being followed up by fines, as was announced by city hall earlier this year.

False alarms are known to waste emergency responder resources and the numbers were actively documented by RCMP recently.

Recent bylaw statistics included the following numbers, according to city officials:

• July: 95 property owners received warning letters for false alarms.

• August: 49 owners received warning letters

• Sept.: 5 owners received a $100 penalty; and 20 owners received a warning letter.