Borough of Sharon Hill, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Sharon Hill 12-28-1972 by Ord. No. 1019. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 138-1 Participation required.

All persons within the Borough of Sharon Hill, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, are hereby required and directed to participate in the program of civil defense as promulgated from time to time by the Federal Office of Civil Defense, the State Council of Civil Defense, the Delaware County Council of Civil Defense and the local Council of Civil Defense in the Borough of Sharon Hill to effectuate and accomplish the entire program of civil defense.

§ 138-2 Compliance with rules and regulations required.

During any period of national defense and while a state of war or national emergency exists, all persons within the Borough of Sharon Hill, Delaware County, State of Pennsylvania, shall fully and promptly obey all rules and regulations established and promulgated by the local Council of Civil Defense of the Borough of Sharon Hill or by any authority of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania or by the government of the United States or the armed forces thereof or by the Civil Defense Director of the area within which the Borough of Sharon Hill lies; and it shall be unlawful for any person to violate any such rules or regulations or to fail, neglect or to refuse full compliance therewith or to in any way hinder or interfere with the enforcement thereof or to refuse aid to any duly authorized person in the enforcement thereof.

§ 138-3 Promulgation of rules, regulations and tests authorized.

A. 
In order to further national defense and safeguard and protect life and property within the Borough of Sharon Hill, and while a state of war, national emergency or period of proclaimed civil disaster exists, the local Council of Civil Defense of the Borough of Sharon Hill is authorized to establish and promulgate from time to time rules and regulations to effectuate the national, state, county and local programs of civil defense.
B. 
In order to further national defense and safeguard and protect life and property, the Director, as Chairman, of the Borough of Sharon Hill Civil Defense Council or, during his absence or inability to act, such member thereof in the order designated by him is authorized, in case of national emergency or proclaimed civil disasters or for the purpose of trials and tests to prepare to meet such emergencies; to proclaim periods of defense during which all persons within the Borough of Sharon Hill shall be required to comply with the rules and regulations, requirements and directives pertaining thereto; provided, however, that warnings of the beginning and termination of such periods shall be given throughout the Borough of Sharon Hill by audible signals to be adopted and published by the local Council of Civil Defense of the Borough of Sharon Hill.

§ 138-4 Powers and duties of Director.

The Director, as Chairman, of the local Civil Defense Council of the Borough of Sharon Hill or, during his absence or his inability to act, such member thereof in the order designated by him is authorized to establish and promulgate rules, regulations, requirements and directives pertaining to and governing civil defense plans and measures against enemy attacks or civil disaster in periods of proclaimed civil disaster and trials and tests to prepare for and meet such enemy attacks and in case of civil disaster.

§ 138-5 Enforcement.

All police officers and firemen and all members of the civil defense, auxiliary police, fire and rescue forces of the Borough of Sharon Hill are hereby authorized and directed to enforce civil defense measures and the rules and regulations pertaining thereto during such defense and civil disaster periods, and summarily to compel compliance therewith. In cases where proclaimed urgent need of action exists, they may abate conditions dangerous to the public safety. All persons who are designated and duly assigned to effectuate any part of the national, state, county or local program of civil defense are hereby authorized and directed to proceed to accomplish the same and are authorized summarily to compel compliance with all established and promulgated regulations of the local Council of Civil Defense.

§ 138-6 Violations and penalties.

[Amended 7-14-1988 by Ord. No. 1180]
Any person violating any of the provisions of this chapter or, during any period of defense or civil disaster, any of the rules and regulations, requirements and directives pertaining thereto, or who shall fail or refuse during any such period to comply with any instructions lawfully given by any police officer or fireman or any member of the civil defense, auxiliary police or fire and rescue forces of the Borough of Sharon Hill, shall be liable to pay a maximum fine as provided from time to time by state statute, together with costs of prosecution, or to imprisonment in the county jail for a term not to exceed 30 days, or both.