[HISTORY: Adopted by the Council of the Borough of Baden 8-18-1993 by Ord. No. 811. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Baden Volunteer Fire Department, organized and existing in the Borough of Baden, County of Beaver and Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is hereby designated as the officially recognized Fire Department for the Borough.
The Fire Department recognized by the Borough is hereby authorized to provide such services to the Borough as may be necessary for the protection of property and persons situate therein, which include, by the way of example and not of limitation, the extinguishment and prevention of loss of life and property from fire, automobile accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents and other dangerous situations.
The Department may also provide nonemergency and public service functions, such as, again by way of example and not of limitation, removing water from property after storms and assisting in the removal, abatement and prevention of damage or injury to persons or property, whether through natural causes or man-made situations.
The Department may also conduct and participate in such training activities and drills, either within or outside of the Borough, as may be deemed necessary by the officers of the Department to maintain proficiency in providing service.
In addition to participating in the activities of the Fire Department as authorized above or in going to or returning from any activity, the members of the Fire Department recognized by the Borough are also authorized to do the following items:
Engage in any type of drill, training, ceremony, practice, test or parade when duly called for or authorized by an officer or officers of the Fire Department.
Engage in fund-raising activities for the Fire Department, when authorized by any officer of the recognized Fire Department.
Engage in the performance of any other duty or activity authorized by any officer of the recognized Fire Department.
The purpose of this chapter is to recognize the Baden Volunteer Fire Department as the official Fire Department of the Borough and to state additional authorized activities for fire fighters for worker's compensation purposes.