[Adopted 3-9-1987 by Ord. No. 347]
It is hereby ordained and enacted that all Junior Fire Fighters properly enrolled in the volunteer fire companies operating throughout the Township of South Fayette are considered fire fighters for all purposes when acting on behalf of the volunteer fire company and for the benefit and advancement of the interests of said fire company. It is specifically understood that all Junior Fire Fighters are to be covered by workers' compensation insurance provided by the township for any activities in which they may be engaged on behalf of the volunteer fire company and as specifically authorized by that fire company, including fund-raising activities. This article is specific authorization that such Junior Fire Fighters may engage in fund-raising activities, as specifically authorized by their fire companies, and will be accorded workers' compensation benefits should they be injured in the course of such fund-raising activities.
It is further ordained and enacted that Junior Fire Fighters, when they are engaged in other activities as specifically authorized by their fire companies, which activities are for the furtherance of the welfare and improvement of the fire company, are likewise to be covered by workers' compensation insurance should they be injured while performing those specifically authorized duties in furtherance of the welfare of the fire company.
The proper officers of the township are authorized to take all necessary action to advise our insurance carriers of the adoption of this article, as well as the fire companies, and to develop specific methods of authorization by the fire companies for such fund-raising activities.