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<br />355 <br /> <br />REL: 4/26/91 <br /> <br />ORDINANCE NO. NS-2127 <br /> <br />AN ORDINANCE OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA <br />AMENDING SECTION 14-38 TO PROVIDE THAT <br />THE AMOUNT OF THE PENALTY ASSESSMENTS <br />FOR ACCIDENTAL ALARMS RECEIVED BY THE <br />SANTA ANA FIRE DEPARTMENT SHALL BE SET <br />BY RESOLUTION OF THE CITY COUNCIL <br /> <br />THE CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF SANTA ANA DOES ORDAIN AS <br />FOLLOWS: <br /> <br />SECTION 1: That section 14-38 of the Santa Ana Municipal Code <br />is hereby amended to read as follows: <br /> <br />Sec. 14-38. <br /> <br />Accidental alarms (section 11.303). <br /> <br />Section 11.303 is added to the Uniform Fire Code, to read as <br />follows: <br /> <br />Section 11. 303. <br /> <br />(a) As used herein, the following terms shall have the <br />following meanings: <br /> <br />"accidental alarm" means an alarm, message, signal, or notice <br />received by the fire department as a result of the failure of <br />a fire alarm system to function properly. <br /> <br />"manually activated alarm system" means a non-residential <br />alarm system which is activated while the business is open <br />and/or occupied and activated by the deliberate acts of an <br />employee, or a residential alarm system designed to be <br />activated by a tenant from within a residential unit. It does <br />not include manual pull stations activated from areas <br />accessible to the public. <br /> <br />"automatic alarm system" means an alarm system other than a <br />manually activated alarm system. It does not include manual <br />pull stations activated from areas accessible to the public. <br /> <br />(b) When accidental alarms are received by the fire <br />department, the fire chief is authorized to demand that the user of <br />the responsible fire alarm system correct, replace, or disconnect <br />such system. <br /> <br />(c) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (d) of this <br />section, any person having an alarm system which results in a fire <br />department response in which the alarm proves to be an accidental <br />alarm shall pay a penalty assessment fee to the city as follows: <br /> <br />1 <br />