False alarm fees
The Calgary Fire Department (CFD) can assess fees for select, non-emergency services such as response to repeated, preventable false fire alarms.
Through the City of Calgary Fire Fees Bylaw, the ultimate goal of the Calgary Fire Department is to reduce the number of false incidents to which fire crews respond each year.
Fees apply for false alarms within a calendar year:
First false alarm: No charge
Second false alarm: $265
Third false alarm: $265
Four or more false alarms: $530/alarm
The routing of security alarms to the CFD is prohibited and will be subject to a fee of $530 upon a first offence and for every additional alarm.
If a false alarm signal received by the CFD is followed by a secondary call from the building confirming there is no fire and that a fire alarm has been reset, the fee may be reduced by 50 per cent.
For more information about false alarm fees, please call 3-1-1 or 403-268-CITY (2489) if calling from outside Calgary or visit the fire fees bylaw page here.