Cole County to begin billing for false alarms

By a 2-1 vote, the Cole County Commission has voted to be more proactive in enforcing a rule already in place that allows the county to bill landlords or property owners when county ambulances are called out on false alarms.

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Ellinger said they needed to start stringently billing if they get significant numbers of false alarms since it costs about $400 for an ambulance to go out on a call.

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