Chapter 10.18


10.18.010    Abuse of 911 system.

10.18.010 Abuse of 911 system.

A. Any person who, after being warned that their use of the 911 telephone system is improper, uses the 911 telephone system for any reason other than because of an emergency is guilty of an infraction.

B. For purposes of this section, “emergency” means any condition in which a reasonable person would believe emergency services will result in the saving of a life, a reduction in the destruction of property, quicker apprehension of a criminal, assistance with potentially life-threatening medical problems, a fire, a need for rescue, an imminent potential crime, or a similar situation in which immediate assistance is required. “Emergency” also includes calls to 911 the purpose of which is to prevent an emergency response from being initiated when no such response is needed.

C. A violation of this section shall be fined as provided in WMC 1.20.050. [Ord. 893 § 3, 2015.]