What happens if you pull a fire alarm for no reason?

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What happens if you pull a fire alarm for no reason?

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answered 5 days ago by Grauman (5,300 points)
If you pull a fire alarm for no reason you can and will get into trouble for a false fire alarm.

In most cases when and if you're caught as the culprit for pulling the fire alarm for no reason then you will be cited and fined and summoned to court.

If it's your first offense then a fine and possibly probation is all you'll get but if it's your second or third time then jail and even prison time can result from pulling the fire alarm for no reason.

The charges are more severe for pulling a fire alarm for no reason if someone or some people get hurt or killed.

Most Fire Alarms are connected to a monitoring company who then calls 911 and contacts the Fire Department.

Some fire alarms are connected to the fire department through a monitoring system.

Pulling the fire alarm usually does not directly contact the fire department but instead pulling the fire alarm alerts a monitoring company who then contacts 911 and reports the fire alarm.

So if you do pull the fire alarm then the fire department will respond.

Pulling a fire alarm as a prank is not a good or harmless prank.

Pulling the fire alarm as a prank means the fire department will respond and you waste the fire departments time as well as cause havoc and scare people into evacuating the building.

You will get charged with a fine and could even get arrested for pulling the fire alarm when there's no fire or danger.

You do get charged for a false fire alarm.

If you have a fire alarm and it went off falsely and the fire department responds then you can get fined for the false fire alarm.

Or if you pull a fire alarm falsely as a prank then you can get charged as well and fined.

The charge for pulling a fire alarm falsely as a prank is usually just a misdemeanor charge and not all that serious.

Although if it's not your first time or someone was injured or killed then you could get more serious charges and face jail time as well as huge fines and possible prison time.

If you pull a fire alarm in school the fire department will respond and police may also show up and investigate.

If no fire is found then they will investigate to find out who pulled the fire alarm and when caught the person faces a fine and possibly suspension from school.

Pulling a Fire Alarm is not a harmless prank and it's a serious thing to do.

Schools have security cameras inside them today so you can and will be caught and charged if you pull the fire alarm when there's no fire.

Some fire alarms do connect to a response system where they can call 911 and get the fire department dispatched.

If you have a fire alarm and it goes off falsely and the fire department responds you can get fined for that as well.

If you falsely pull a fire alarm then the fire department will be called and the police will also arrive.

And if the fire alarm was pulled and you are caught you will be cited and could face a fine of $1,000.00 or more.

Typically pulling a fire alarm falsely is a misdemeanor charge unless someone or some people were injured or killed.

You should only pull a fire alarm if there's a fire or other immediate threat in the building to alert people to the need to evacuate the building.

Never pull the fire alarm for a prank or practical joke as it's not funny and can get you into trouble with the law.

The charge for pulling a fire alarm is usually a misdemeanor with a fine or possible jail time.

It is illegal to pull a fire alarm if there's not actual fire or other threat.

If there is a fire or other threat then it's legal to pull the fire alarm and that is what it is for.

However you should never pull a fire alarm as a prank or just for having fun as it can cause havoc and even danger to people in the building.

When you pull the fire alarm people are thinking there's either a fire in the building or something else is dangerous to them and they should get out.

That then makes the people run through the building to evacuate the building.

Also the fire department will get called because the fire alarm indicates a fire so you also waste the fire departments time and the police time.

If you do pull a fire alarm only do so when there's a fire or other danger that is present to the people in the building.

But if you do pull a fire alarm and there's no fire or danger then you can get cited and possibly arrested.

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