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Springfield Fire Commissioner: The vast majority of false fire alarms

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Springfield Fire Commissioner: The vast majority of false fire alarms are prank calls made anonymously from fire alarm boxes on street corners. Since virtually everyone has access to a private telephone, these alarm boxes have outlived their usefulness. Therefore, we propose to remove the boxes. Removing the boxes will reduce the number of prank calls without hampering people's ability to report a fire.

Which of the following, if true, most strongly supports the claim that the announced effect will occur?

(A) Maintaining the fire alarm boxes costs Springfield approximately five million dollars annually
(B) Springfield just enacted a new law that mandates a minimum 30-year prison term for prank-calling the fire department.
(C) A telephone call can provide the fire department with more information about the nature and size of a fire than can an alarm placed from an alarm box.
(D) Responding to false alarms significantly reduces the fire department's capacity for responding to fires.
(E) On any given day, a significant percentage of the public telephones in Springfield are out of service.

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Springfield Fire Commissioner: The vast majority of false fire alarms  [#permalink]

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Conclusion: removing alarms will reduce prank calls without effecting the calls in case of true fires since people have cell phones.


(A) Maintaining the fire alarm boxes costs Springfield approximately five million dollars annually OUT OF SCOPE


(B) Springfield just enacted a new law that mandates a minimum 30-year prison term for prank-calling the fire department.--> ✓so people who call from cell phones will be imprisoned, so indeed calls will reduce let's keep this.


(C) A telephone call can provide the fire department with more information about the nature and size of a fire than can an alarm placed from an alarm box.- OUT OF SCOPE, it doesn't impact the conclusion , whether or not the number of prank calls will reduce.


(D) Responding to false alarms significantly reduces the fire department's capacity for responding to fires.-OUT OF SCOPE


(E) On any given day, a significant percentage of the public telephones in Springfield are out of service.- IRRELEVANT -public telephones have no impact on alarms or cell phone calls.

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