Fines for false fire alarms to triple in 2013

EDMONTON – Years before he became Edmonton’s fire marshal, Tom Karpa was fielding 911 calls one night when a woman called to complain that her apartment building was shaking.

“Shaking?” Karpa asked. He walked her through a gamut of possibilities, and finally sent out firefighters. They had just pulled up to the scene when she called back.

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