Borough of Moosic, PA
Lackawanna County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Moosic 8-14-2003 by Ord. No. 14-2003. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 72-1 Criteria for false alarms; records.

A. 
A false fire alarm shall be any emergency alarm which is activated by inadvertence, negligence, intentional or unintentional act to which the Borough of Moosic Police Department or Volunteer Fire Departments respond, including alarms caused by the malfunction of the alarm system, except that the following shall not be considered false alarms:
(1) 
Alarms caused by the testing, failure or repair of telephone equipment or lines at the Department of Communication.
(2) 
Alarms caused by an act of God, such as earthquakes, flood, windstorm, thunder, or lighting.
B. 
The records of false alarms shall be maintained by the Department of Communication of the Borough of Moosic and reports of the same will be transmitted quarterly to the Borough Treasurer for appropriate filing and collection thereof.

§ 72-2 Charges for false alarms.

Should any fire alarm, burglar alarm system or any other emergency alarm system cause a false alarm to occur during any twelve-month period, the graduated service charged shall be levied against the owner or lessee of said system in accordance with the following schedule during the twelve-month period. This period shall run from January 1 to December 31 of each year.
A. 
First or second false fire alarm: no service charge.
B. 
Third, fourth or fifth false alarm: $500 per each alarm activation.
C. 
Sixth, seventh or eighth false alarm: $750 per each alarm activation.
D. 
Ninth, 10th or 11th false alarm: $1,000 per each alarm activation.
E. 
For over 11 or more alarms, false fire alarms: $1,200 per each alarm activation.