[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Ocean by Ord. No. 1986-6, as amended by Ord. No. 1986-13 (§§ 4-1 through 4-5 of the 1972 Ocean Codified Ordinances). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
There is authorized and established the "Waretown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1" in the Township to be composed of one company, to be known as "Waretown Volunteer Fire Co. No. 1," and such additional companies as the Township Committee may authorize and approve.
No person shall hereafter become a member of the Fire Department of the Township or any unit thereof, unless above the age of 18 and not over the age of 40, a citizen of the United States, of good moral character, a resident of the Township for upwards of one year. He/she shall be physically fit to perform the duties of a fire fighter evidenced by a certificate to that effect by a practicing physician of the state of New Jersey, after physical examination for that purpose.
Every member of the Fire Department shall, in each and every year, perform at least 60% of duty to be composed of actual attendance and duty at fires and drills, and a record shall be kept of such attendance and duty by the chief of the Fire Department and reported to the municipal officers annually.
Every person seeking to join the Fire Department shall make application to the company or unit which he/she desires to join, and upon election to membership by vote of a majority of the unit present and voting, he/she shall become a member in good standing of the Fire Department after approval of his/her membership by the Chief and conformation by the Township officers and his/her name shall be entered on a roll of fire fighters kept by the Township Clerk.
Exemption certificates may be issued to members of the Fire Department, who shall have served seven years in active duty, under municipal control, as required by law of April 29, 1935, as amended May 26, 1936.