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For the purpose of this chapter the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
ALARM DEVICE. Any device intended to send a signal, warning, or alarm over public telephone wires to either the City Police Department or Fire Department or both for the purpose of summoning either of said Departments to a location to render service.
DEFECTIVE DEVICE. Any alarm device which activates a false alarm five or more times in any 30-day period and is so designated by either the Police Chief or the Fire Chief, or the designated representative of either of them.
DEPARTMENT. The Hillsboro Police Department, the Hillsboro Fire Department or the Hillsboro Life Squad.
FALSE ALARM. Any alarm transmitted to a Department by an alarm device which, upon investigation by the Department summoned, is determined to be caused by a reason other than the reason for which such alarm device is intended to summon such Department.
PERMIT. The permit issued by either the Police Department or Fire Department granting the owner, lessor, lessee, or operator of an alarm device the privilege of transmitting alarm or warning signals to such Department by public telephone wires by means of other than human voice spoken by the person making the call at the time of such transmission.
(Ord. 1982-8, passed 6-7-82)