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Fire (Scotland) Act 2005

Section 85 – False alarms

125.Section 85 supersedes section 31 of the 1947 Act. It provides that a person who knowingly gives or causes someone else to give a false alarm of fire, road traffic accident or emergency of another kind to a person acting on behalf of a relevant authority is liable to a maximum of a level 5 fine, a prison sentence not exceeding 3 months or both.

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