[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the Township of Rostraver as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 10-3-2007 by Ord. No. 567]
The Township recognizes and supports the rights of the various fire departments to bill persons and entities, including insurance companies providing coverage to said persons and entities for the reasonable costs that are related to the loss, damage and wear to apparatus, tools, equipment and materials necessary to provide the emergency services rendered to said person and entities.
Fees shall be collected for services provided inside the Township's geographical confines as well as those provided outside the confines of the Township. The various fire departments shall utilize applicable incident report information that will be forwarded to the various departments' authorized agent for the collection of fees. All of the monies received under this article shall be divided equally among the Township's three Fire Departments.
The fire departments, or their authorized agent, shall submit an invoice to the relevant insurance company covering the particular loss that is related to the emergency services rendered. If it can be reliably determined that there is no insurance coverage for a particular loss which causes the fire department to incur loss, damage, wear and tear to apparatus, tools, equipment and materials, then the fire department may hold responsible the person or entity that received said emergency services except for Township residents who are exempt from said collection.
Residents of the Township who have no insurance coverage for the incident connected to the receiving of emergency services rendered by the fire departments are exempted from the fire department service charges herein contained. Any commercially owned, operated or industrial owned property shall not be eligible for said exemption.
Calls for service at residential structure single-family residence fires within the Township limits shall not be subject to any of the fire department service charges contained herein, unless it is determined that the emergency services rendered were connected to negligent and/or malicious act(s) on the part of the property owners.
First responder/medical assist calls to a residence, i.e., not involving a motor vehicle, within the Township limits are hereby exempted from the fire department service charges contained herein unless it is determined that the emergency services rendered were connected to negligent and/or malicious act(s) on the part of persons receiving the treatment.
All ordinances or parts of ordinances and resolutions in conflict with this article are hereby repealed and are no longer of any force and effect.
If any provision of this article or application thereof to any person or circumstance shall be held invalid, such invalidity shall not affect the other provisions or application thereof of this article which can be given effect without the invalid provision or application, and to this end, the provisions of this article are hereby declared to be severable.
[Adopted 1-25-2017 by Ord. No. 681]