CODES AND REGULATIONS COMMITTEE MEETS WITH PASADENA FIRE CHIEF BERTRAL WASHINGTON

BOMA/GLA’s Codes and Regulations Committee hosted Pasadena Fire Chief Bertral Washington and Assistant Fire Chief and Fire Marshal Bryan Frieders recently (see photo above), and were informed that a new false fire alarm fee policy has been instituted as of January first. After a building has one false alarm, any additional false alarms will mean a fine of approximately $50 on the owner. The city has responded to thousands of alarms that consume resources that could be used elsewhere.

LAFD OFFERS FRAUD ALERT

The Los Angeles Fire Department is warning business owners to be on the lookout for phony "fire inspectors". Businesses have been targeted recently by scam artists wearing "uniforms" who claim to be examining fire safety systems on behalf of the Fire Department.