Township of Upper Gwynedd, PA
Montgomery County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Upper Gwynedd as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention; enforcement — See Ch. 97.
[Adopted 2-28-1983 by Ord. No. 83-5]

§ 14-1 Designation. [1]

The volunteer fire department known as the "West Point Volunteer Fire Company" is hereby designated as the official Fire Department for the Township of Upper Gwynedd.
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).

§ 14-1.1 Authorized activities of fire company.

[Added 5-24-1993 by Ord. No. 93-4]
A. 
The fire company recognized by the Township is hereby authorized to provide such services to the Township as may be necessary for the protection of property and persons situate therein, which include, by way of example and not of limitation, the extinguishment and prevention of loss of life and property from fire, automobile accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents and other dangerous situations.
B. 
The fire company may also provide nonemergency and public service functions, such as, again by way of example and not of limitation, removing water from property after storms and assisting in the removal, abatement and prevention of damage or injury to persons or property, whether through natural causes or man-made situations.
C. 
The fire company may also conduct and participate in such training activities and drills, either within or outside of the Township, as may be deemed necessary by the officers of the fire company to maintain proficiency in providing service.
D. 
The fire company may also respond to calls and provide services to municipalities outside of the Township.

§ 14-1.2 Authorized activities of members of fire company.

[Added 5-24-1993 by Ord. No. 93-4]
In addition to actually participating in the activities of the fire company as authorized above, or in going to or returning from any activity, the members of the fire company recognized by the Township are also authorized to do the following things:
A. 
Engage in any type of drill, training, ceremony, practice, test or parade when duly called for or authorized by an officer or officers of the fire company.
B. 
Engage in fund-raising activities for the fire company, when authorized by an officer or officers of the fire company.
C. 
Engage in the performance of any other duty or activity authorized by any officer of the recognized fire company.
[Adopted 7-25-1988 by Ord. No. 88-8]

§ 14-2 Fund-raising and other activities.

Minor volunteer firefighters in the Township of Upper Gwynedd are hereby authorized, in addition to those firefighting activities in which they are permitted to engage under the law, to engage in all fund-raising activities, meetings, parades and other business of the volunteer fire company.