DEAR HARRIETTE: I live in a six-floor apartment building. Recently, the fire alarms have been going off more than necessary, forcing everyone to exit their homes while the fire department assesses whether there is a fire. There never is. I suspect one of the new neighbors is pulling the alarm, but I cannot imagine why. I don't have enough evidence to make a legitimate claim, but they come home in the early morning (around 4 a.m. on the weekends), and the alarm is usually pulled by 5 a.m. This has been happening for almost two months, and I am sick of being roused when there is most likely no danger. When the fire department comes again, I want to tell my landlord or perhaps the firefighters my suspicions about the neighbors. I would disclaim that I know it's not concrete evidence, but worth looking at. Should I make this claim? These fire alarms are driving me nuts. -- No Fire, Queens, New York
DEAR NO FIRE: You have a legitimate concern. As a neighbor in the building, you also have a responsibility to speak up if you believe foul play is involved. One way to do this without getting personally entangled in the drama is to contact local authorities anonymously. You can call 311 and report the potential tampering with the fire alarm. When asked to share your personal information, you can decline, saying that you would rather be anonymous.