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