Monitored Alarm System Response Fee Policy

If during a monitored fire protection system’s inspection, testing or

maintenance, a related alarm signal is received by Aspen Fire Protection

District’s dispatching facility the monitoring alarm company may be billed

an alarm response fee. The fees will be calculated per activation for the

entire alarm monitoring company. See Monitored Alarm System Response

Fee Schedule A.

All properties equipped with a monitored fire alarm and detection system

may be billed an alarm response fee when a report is received by Aspen

Fire Protection District’s dispatching facility from an alarm company and

the alarm is determined to be unfounded. If a secondary request for service

is made by direct communication to Aspen Fire Protection District’s

dispatching facility by an individual who is at the physical site of the alarm

and who has proper access, no monitored alarm system response fee will

be billed. The fees will be calculated per activation from a single fire alarm

and detection system. See Monitored Alarm System Response Fee Schedule

A.

If Aspen Fire Protection District responds to an activation reported by a

monitored fire alarm and detection system that has not been inspected,

tested and maintained according to adopted standards, a monitored alarm

system response fee may be billed to the alarm company. See Monitored

Alarm System Response Fee Schedule B.

Aspen Fire Protection District may bill an alarm monitoring company per

single device activation on a monitored fire alarm and detection system

that is reported to Aspen Fire Protection District’s dispatching facility. See

Monitored Alarm System Response Fee Schedule C.

Monitored alarm system response fees will be calculated within any twelve

month period and will reset only after a period of twelve months where no

calls for service are received by Aspen Fire Protection District’s dispatching

facility in the manner described in this policy. Fees will be billed directly to

the alarm company regardless of the source of activation. If payment is not

received within 60 days of the billing date, Aspen Fire Protection District

may suspend plan review and system installation and acceptance

inspections for that fire alarm company until the overdue balance is paid.

Monitored Alarm System Response Fees may be administratively reduced

upon a written request for review.

Monitored Alarm System Response Fee Schedule A:

First Occurrence – No Fee

Second Occurrence – $100

Third Occurrence – $250

Additional Occurrences – $500 per occurrence

Monitored Alarm System Response Fee Schedule B:

First Occurrence – $500

Second Occurrence – $1000

Additional Occurrences – $2000 per occurrence

Monitored Alarm System Response Fee Schedule C:

Per Single Activation Report – $50