False Fire Alarm Billing Policy

The City of Hopkins bills you for false fire alarms.

The Hopkins Fire Department averages 160 false alarm calls per year. This is over 40% of our total fire calls. More than half of these false alarms are preventable or could be eliminated with proper maintenance of fire alarms. Excessive alarms such as this:

  • Cost the city's taxpayers money
  • Endangers personnel while responding in an emergency manner
  • Leads to a lackadaisical attitude of building occupants
  • Can be very upsetting to your tenants