Several people called on the firefighters, this Wednesday in Roubaix (North), so that the firefighters fill their swimming pool.
A hoax in bad taste. The firefighters of Roubaix (North) were called this Wednesday, July 20 for a fire on the roof of a crèche. When they arrived on site, they faced individuals who asked them to fill their pool.
“I’ll give you 100 euros if you fill the pool,” said one of the young people behind the false alarm to a firefighter, according to La Voix du Nord.
“The municipal police intervened and the swimming pool was removed from the public road”, reported on Facebook the municipal police forces of Roubaix.
“Such behavior is unacceptable”
“On a moral level, such behavior is inadmissible and the mobilization of rescue teams for “fictitious” interventions could have serious and dramatic consequences on a simultaneous call for real help,” they added.
The municipal agents also made a reminder of the law: “Article 322-14 of the Penal Code punishes with two years’ imprisonment and a fine of 30,000 euros the person who communicates or divulges false information making believe in a disaster. and of such a nature as to cause the unnecessary intervention of the emergency services. The text does not require that the intervention has really taken place: it suffices that the call be “of a nature to” provoke this intervention.