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False Alarms to agencies of public safety

§ 4905.  False alarms to agencies of public safety.
        (a)  Offense defined.--A person commits an offense if he
     knowingly causes a false alarm of fire or other emergency to be
     transmitted to or within any organization, official or
     volunteer, for dealing with emergencies involving danger to life
     or property.
        (b)  Grading.--An offense under this section is a misdemeanor
     of the first degree unless the transmission of the false alarm
     of fire or other emergency occurs during a declared state of
     emergency and the false alarm causes the resources of the
     organization to be diverted from dealing with the declared state
     of emergency, in which case the offense is a felony of the third
     degree.
     (June 28, 2002, P.L.481, No.82, eff. 60 days)

        Cross References.  Section 4905 is referred to in section
     5552 of Title 42 (Judiciary and Judicial Procedure).