How serious is the charge for pulling a fire alarm?

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asked Jun 6 in Law Enforcement/Police by enorebmun23 (880 points)
How serious is the charge for pulling a fire alarm?

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answered 6 days ago by Dalepointer (970 points)
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.

I remember in school year ago a boy who thought it was funny would pull the fire alarm and he did so 3 times and the first time he did it he was warned and cited for it but the 3rd time he pulled the fire alarm he was arrested and went to Juvenile Hall where he spend the next year for a sentence over it.

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