Borough of Waterford, PA
Erie County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Waterford as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
 Emergency services reimbursement — See Ch. 129.
[Adopted 4-6-1964 by Ord. No. 6-1964]

§ 21-1 Findings.

A. 
The Workmen's Compensation Act, as supplemented and amended,[1] provides that members of volunteer fire companies or volunteer fire departments in boroughs are, "Hereby declared to be 'employees' of such . . . boroughs for all the purposes of this Act and shall be entitled to receive compensation in case of injuries," received under certain circumstances therein set forth, "or while performing any other duties of such companies or fire departments, authorized by such . . . borough"; and
[1]:
Editor's Note: Now known as the "Workers' Compensation Act;" see 77 P.S. § 1 et seq.
B. 
All fire companies and fire departments located in the Borough of Waterford are self-supporting and all perform duties and functions beyond those set forth in the Workmen's Compensation Act, the performance of which duties and functions is necessary to the continued existence of the fire companies and fire departments, and result in additional services and benefits to the Borough and its citizens.

§ 21-2 Authorization of acts and duties.

A. 
Members of volunteer fire companies and volunteer fire departments located in said Borough shall be authorized to do and perform the following acts and duties, in addition to those set forth in the Workmen's Compensation Act, upon giving notice to the Secretary of the Borough at least 24 hours in advance of the performance of such act or duty:
(1) 
Engage in any type of drill, training, ceremonial, practice, test or parade either within or without the Borough duly called or authorized by proper officer or officers of the volunteer fire company or by volunteer fire department of which they are members.
(2) 
Engage in the performance of any act or duty intended to promote the welfare, efficiency, standing or other thing deemed necessary or advisable to strengthen the company or department or to promote the welfare of the Borough and its citizens when such act or duty is authorized by proper officer or officers of the company or department of which they are members.
(3) 
Engage in the performance of any act or duty assigned in connection with any public event or public gathering either authorized or directed by proper officer or officers of the company of which they are members.
B. 
A member shall be deemed to be engaged in any act or duty above set forth from the time he shall leave the firehouse to perform said act or duty until he returns to the firehouse after the performance thereof.