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PART II N.I.FIRE AND RESCUE SERVICES

CHAPTER VIN.I.MISCELLANEOUS

False alarmsN.I.

23.—(1) A person who knowingly gives or causes to be given to a person acting on behalf of the Board a false alarm of–

(a)fire;

(b)a road traffic accident; or

(c)an emergency of another kind,

shall be guilty of an offence.

(2) A person guilty of an offence under paragraph (1) shall be liable on summary conviction, to imprisonment for a term not exceeding 6 months or to a fine not exceeding level 5 on the standard scale, or to both.

Interpretation of Part IIN.I.

24.  In this Part–

emergency” means an event or situation that causes or is likely to cause–

(a)

a person to die, be seriously injured or become seriously ill, or

(b)

serious harm to the environment (including the life and health of plants and animals and the fabric of buildings);

premises” includes any place and, in particular includes–

(a)

any vehicle, ship or aircraft,

(b)

any installation on land, any offshore installation and any other installation, and

(c)

any tent or movable structure;

road” has the meaning given by Article 2(2) of the Road Traffic Regulation (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 (NI 2);

ship” includes every description of vessel used in navigation.