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After New Ordinance, Firefighters And Police Don't Have To Respond Every Alarm

Wichita authorities will soon implement a new ordinance so that firefighters and police don't have to respond to people who make multiple false alarm calls.

Wichita Fire Marshal Brad Crisp says that emergency crews may not respond to certain calls from home alarm systems starting in October.

Crisp says officers may not respond to houses that have more than six false alarm alerts in a year or where people owe fees from false alarms.

The city approved the new rules in July.

Wichita Police say 93 percent of all home alarm calls made to 911 are false.

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