The R.M. of Ste. Anne is putting a stop to the problem before it becomes a bigger issue, while trying to save ratepayers money. The goal is to reduce the amount of false alarms to the fire department.  Reeve Art Bergman says even though it's not considered huge, it's a significant problem.  The municipality will eat the cost of the first 2 false alarms for a personal residence or business.  After that, they will be charged.  Bergman says the false alarms are especially taxing because the municipality has a volunteer fire department.