Stupid Law of the Day: Fines for Ignoring Fire Alarms

As if firefighters did not have better things to do—like putting out the flames or rescuing people—now the General Assembly wants them to issue fines to people who remain in buildings when a fire alarm sounds. As if smoke and flames were not enough of an incentive to get people to leave if there was an actual fire. Which means that fines will really be issued in cases when it’s a false or faulty alarm. We’re not sure which is more annoying—the blaring sound of a fire alarm going off for the umpteenth time, or the state fining you for the experience. For more on this, see the most recent Hummel Report investigation.

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One response to “Stupid Law of the Day: Fines for Ignoring Fire Alarms

  1. It’s to prevent you from dying and being called a moron in the newspaper. or breeding more stupid people who think that some logic of “i’m not scared” means you have some great magical power that tells you when you should run… it’s better to be safe, than stupid.

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