Millet town council talks false fire alarms Jan. 11

Millet town council pondered the issue of false fire alarms during their regular meeting Jan. 11.

Millet town council is concerned about false fire alarms around the community.

Millet town council pondered the issue of false fire alarms during their regular meeting Jan. 11.

The topic came up as councilors read regular reports from different town departments, including the Millet Fire Department. The item was labeled ‘activity log for month of December, 2016,” and included activities like structure fires, staff meetings and mutual aid call-outs.

Councilor Carol Sadoroszney mentioned to her peers that three false fire alarms were listed on the report. According to the report, one false alarm resulted in a pump truck responding to ensure it was a false alarm, another resulted in firefighters speaking to a youth who set off an alarm accidentally and a third false alarm also resulted in a pumper truck responding to ensure the call was false.

Last fall, included in The Pipestone Flyer’s Fire Prevention Week coverage, many local fire chiefs named false alarms as one of their biggest call-outs and biggest concerns, as it eats into resources needed for actual emergency calls.

Mayor Tony Wadsworth said that council should keep a running total of false fire alarms in mind, and discuss the issue with the Millet Fire Department the next time the two groups meet.

Council accepted the fire department report as information.


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