[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Rostraver 9-5-1989 as Part 10, Ch. 1, Art. B, of the 1989 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township of Rostraver Volunteer Fire Departments and the Rostraver Emergency Medical Service Ambulance Association and their membership are authorized by the Board of Commissioners to perform the following duties in addition to the normal fire-fighting, rescue and emergency medical duties:
Participation in drills, practices, training sessions and pre-fire planning activities authorized by the Fire Chief and supervised by a qualified instructor.
Participation in community celebrations, ceremonial observances and funerals for deceased firefighters or other public figures where such attendance is deemed appropriate and authorized in writing by the Fire Chief.
While performing duties necessary to prepare the fire station for use as a polling place for the primary and general elections. This is extended to include like services performed at other municipal or school district buildings for said elections.
Preparation for and responsible participation in parades, provided that attendance has the prior written approval of the Fire Department and/or ambulance association and written notice is provided to the municipality prior to the event.
Any public service functions performed for the welfare of the community as long as these activities are responsibly supervised and are sanctioned by the Fire Department or ambulance association and written notice is provided to the municipality prior to the function.
Any and all public safety activities undertaken by Fire Department or ambulance association members to render care to the injured, prevent loss of life, provide comfort and security to victims and limit or prevent damage to or loss of property as circumstances may dictate.
While rendering assistance to police officers where such aid is specifically requested or is done without request to protect our citizens from imminent danger.
Participation in fire prevention inspections, post-fire investigations, bomb searches and evacuation drills.
While participating in public programs to promote health and safety, to enlist new members, solicit community support or conduct fund-raising activities so long as the activity is specifically sanctioned by the Fire Department or the ambulance association with written notice to the municipality prior to the activity or event.
While safely and responsibly performing maintenance and remodeling work on the Fire Department or ambulance association vehicles, buildings, grounds or equipment.
While performing such other duties necessary for the efficient operation of the volunteer services as may, from time to time, be assigned by the Board of Commissioners, the officers of the Fire Departments and the officers of the ambulance association.
The Municipal Treasurer is directed to pay all moneys received from the Fire Insurance Tax Fund as a result of Resolution No. 185-1069:
The entire Township shall constitute a fire district, and those persons who are benefited shall be taxed in accordance with the formula set out in § 21-4.
[Amended 4-4-2018 by Ord. No. 696]
A tax is levied on all improved properties which are located within the area of protection of fire hydrants, to wit: Those properties which are within a radius of 600 feet shall be subject to the payment of said tax in the amount of $5 per annum.
The Township Engineer shall identify and locate for the taxing authority such hydrants so that there can be established an appropriate register for taxing purposes.