The Huntersville Fire Department has responded to seven alarms over the past six days, all of which were false alarms happening in the residential community at Birkdale Village.
They believe the fire alarms are being pulled on purpose, possibly by teens as a prank. But the calls have frustrated the firefighters and they want those responsible to know this isn’t just dangerous, but also illegal.
“It’s kind of like playing Russian roulette here. If this kind of irresponsible behavior continues, it could affect our response for future calls," said Bill Suthard with the Huntersville Fire Department.
It’s not just frustrating for the firefighters who respond every time, not knowing if it’s a prank or not, nearby neighbors are concerned as well.
“If they’re pulling away from real emergencies, that’s nuts,” said Alexis Villazon, who works in the area. “You definitely didn’t do that, at least when I was a kid.”
The Huntersville Fire Department tweeted out their frustrations saying it needs to stop before someone gets hurt.