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Firefighters and U.S. Secret Service personnel responded to a report of fire and people trapped
False reports of fires, acts of violence and hoarding plagued a home in Hebron
Residents at Reserve at LaVista Walk said fire alarms regularly go off at the apartment complex
Rep. Jamaal Bowman will pay a $1,000 fine and serve probation for pulling a House fire alarm as legislators worked to avoid a government shutdown
Senator Jamaal Bowman said he pulled the alarm inside the Cannon House Office Building, thinking it would open a door
Spokane County Lt. Cody Traber fell from a bridge while trying to get a better vantage point to spot a reported brush fire
The new fines would kick in after the third false alarm in a calendar year, starting at $100 for the fourth false alarm, $200 for the fifth and $300 for the sixth and any additional false alarms
Union County EMS officials wrote that residents are likely mistaking the sound of cicadas for vehicle or home alarms
The woman allegedly called her daughter and told her she had been shot
Newburgh Firefighter Shelby Whitehouse ran up to the scene in full gear to find her boyfriend Lt. Zeke Fleming getting down on one knee
The man allegedly set up a fog machine and told a friend a mom and baby were in danger
With their nuisance call assumptions found to be incorrect, officers take a new approach to solve the problem
Fake flames included in the display have been mistaken for a real house fire by several passersby
The woman was found hiding in a closet in her home after dozens of rescue personnel searched for her
The man faces multiple charges after allegedly pulling a fire alarm inside an apartment building where there was no emergency
The firefighter faces charges of making false alarms and disrupting public services after allegedly calling in a fire that never occurred
Officials said all four fabricated calls prompted a “heavy response” from fire, EMS and law enforcement personnel
Police say the 38-year-old Bronx woman averaged 100 false alarms per day that emergency personnel were forced to respond to
Rising volumes of false fire, medical and burglary alarms have prompted Columbus fire and police administrators to propose stiffer penalties for repeat offenses
John Munroe received a verbal warning from Gloucester Fire Department for activating the fire alarm that resulted in vehicles and personnel rushing to the scene
Two helicopters and at least one rescue boat were launched to investigate a report of about a dozen people struggling in the ocean near the U.S.-Mexico border
Firefighters were unaware of the gas when entering the room and were briefly overcome by the fumes
Firefighters noticed a suspicious person in an SUV near one of the alarm boxes and took him to the police station
Fire Chief Nick Radoycis said the building didn’t have running water or fire extinguishers
Just before she was struck, Jeffny Pally was “seated on the ground with her back against the exterior portion” of one of the doors at the back of fire dept.'s garage
The now three day-old post was sending undated push notifications, prompting users to believe there was an active fire Friday
Nearly half of the county’s fire calls ended up not being fires at all
Some of the bogus calls for help he made to FDNY claimed there were people trapped in fires