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Fire & Life Safety Fines

Fire & Life Safety Fines

Anyone found in violation of tampering with or damaging fire and safety equipment is subject to judicial action and will be charged as follows:

Damage, tampering, or removal of any fire alarm or sprinkler system components (i.e., tape over detector, removing detector, bag over detector, etc.) $250.00 per occurrence
Deliberate activation of a fire alarm or activation of a sprinkler system (in addition to charges related to damage caused by the sprinkler system activation) $250.00 & 25 hours community service per occurrence
Damage, tampering or removal of any exit sign or emergency lights $200.00 per occurrence
Failure to evacuate a building immediately during an alarm $200.00 per occurrence
Unauthorized discharge, tampering, damage to, or removal of a fire hose/ standpipe (in addition to charges related to damage caused by discharge of standpipe system) $200.00 per occurrence
Blocking, damaging, tampering or overriding any Fire Exit closures, magnetic locks, etc. $250.00 per occurrence
Damaging an emergency telephone in an elevator $200.00 per occurrence
Unauthorized discharge, tampering, damage to or removal of a portable/ fixed fire extinguisher, extinguisher cabinet or bracket $200.00 per occurrence
Activation of a fire alarm due to unauthorized activity (ie. excessive smoke or vapor from cigarettes, tobacco, illegal substances, or other unauthorized smoke producing devices)  $100.00 per occurrence
Damage to or removal of ceiling tile, fire stopping and draft stoppage $75.00 per occurrence
Possession of unauthorized appliances $25.00 per occurrence
Damaging, tampering, taping, removal of lock, or propping door open $200.00 per occurrence and possible removal