Township of Washington, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Washington 8-21-2000 by Ord. No. 21-00. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 13.
A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997,[1] to reward active volunteer members of the Township of Washington Fire Department and Long Valley First Aid Squad for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of the Township of Washington.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.
The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to a deferred-income account for each volunteer member that meets the criteria set forth below; that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Township of Washington pursuant to P.L. 1997, c.388: and that such plan shall be administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, the United States Internal Revenue Code and this chapter.
The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions to each eligible member that meets the following criteria each calendar year January 1 through December 31:
Points
Amount
64 or greater
$1,150*
50 to 64
$575**
0 to 49 points
$0
NOTES:
*As a threshold qualification, in the case of a member of the Fire Department, a minimum of 25 points must be earned in the "Participation in Fire Company Responses" category, while in the case of a First Aid Squad member, a minimum of 10 points must be earned in the "Incident Response" category.
[Amended 7-18-2005 by Ord. No. 25-05]
**As a threshold qualification, in the case of a member of the Fire Department, a minimum of 15 points must be earned in the "Participation in Fire Company Responses" category, while in the case of a First Aid Squad member, a minimum of 10 points must be earned in the "Incident Responses" category.
The LOSAP shall provide for contributions as credit for no more than one year of prior (calendar year 2000) service for each eligible volunteer in accordance with the schedule set forth in § 17-3.
The estimated cost of the program has been calculated as follows:
A. 
For regular annual services: $60,950 per year.
B. 
For contributions for prior year service: $60,950 per year for one year.
Each volunteer member certified by the fire officers to be an active member of the fire company for the applicable calendar year shall be credited annually, on December 31, with points for volunteer services provided to the Township of Washington Fire Department in accordance with the following schedule:
A. 
Training courses: 25 points maximum.
(1) 
Less than 20 hours' duration: two points per hour, with a maximum of 10 points.
(2) 
Courses of 20 to 45 hours' duration: 10 points per course.
(3) 
Courses over 45 hours' duration: 15 points per course.
B. 
Drills: 36 points maximum.
(1) 
Two points per drill, minimum two hours per drill.
C. 
Elected or appointed positions: 15 points maximum.
(1) 
Completion of one-year term as a company line officer: 10 points.
(2) 
Completion of one-year term as a company executive officer (Company President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary): five points.
(3) 
Completion of one-year term as a Department officer: five points.
D. 
Attendance at meetings: 12 points maximum.
(1) 
Attendance at any official meeting of the fire company: one point each meeting.
E. 
Participation in fire company responses: 35 points maximum for responding annually (physical response to incident required for credit) to the following number of fire-related incidents that occurred in the calendar year for the applicable fire company:
(1) 
At least 15% but less than 25% of fire calls: 15 points.
(2) 
At least 25% but less than 35% of fire calls: 25 points.
(3) 
At least 35% or greater: 35 points.
F. 
Miscellaneous: 10 points maximum.
(1) 
Participation in inspections, formal fund-raising and other activities not otherwise listed: one point per activity.
Each volunteer member certified by the line officers as an active member of the Long Valley First Aid Squad for the applicable calendar year shall be credited annually, on December 31, with points for volunteer services provided to the Long Valley First Aid Squad in accordance with the following schedule:
A. 
Training courses: 24 points maximum.
(1) 
Less than 20 hours' duration: one point per hour, with a maximum of five points.
(2) 
Courses of 20 to 45 hours' duration: one point per hour for each hour over initial 20 hours, with a maximum of 10 points.
(3) 
Courses over 45 hours' duration: 15 points per course.
B. 
Drills: 36 points maximum.
(1) 
Two points per drill, minimum two-hour drill.
C. 
Standbys and nonemergency transportations: 10 points maximum.
(1) 
Standby approved by the Captain, lasting two or more hours, not falling under one of the other categories: one point each.
(2) 
A prearranged nonemergency transportation, lasting a minimum of one hour: one point each.
D. 
Elected or appointed positions: 15 points maximum.
(1) 
Completion of one-year term as a squad line officer: 10 points.
(2) 
Completion of one-year term as a squad executive officer (Squad President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary): five points.
(3) 
Completion of one-year term as the Squad Vehicle Maintenance Coordinator or Rescue Coordinator: five points.
E. 
Attendance at meetings: 12 points maximum.
(1) 
Attendance at any official meetings of the First Aid Squad: one point per meeting.
F. 
Incident responses: 35 points maximum.
[Amended 11-19-2001 by Ord. No. 34-01]
(1) 
Points.
(a) 
At least 10%, but less than 15%, of emergency calls per calendar year: 10 points.
(b) 
At least 15%, but less than 20%, of emergency calls per calendar year: 20 points.
(c) 
At least 20%, but less than 25%, of emergency calls per calendar year: 30 points.
(d) 
At least 25% or greater of emergency calls per calendar year: 35 points.
(2) 
For the purposes of this Subsection F only, a period of duty time (that period of time from 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 a.m. when a member is on call) shall be the equivalent of a response to 1/2 of an emergency call if, during the duty time, a member is not required to respond to an emergency call.
G. 
Miscellaneous: 10 points maximum.
(1) 
Participation in other activities not otherwise listed: one point per activity.
This chapter shall take effect immediately upon final passage and publication as required by law and upon approval by the voters as a public question at the next general election.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: Ordinance No. 21-00 was approved at the general election held November 7, 2000.