Borough of South Waverly, PA
Bradford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of South Waverly as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Ambulance service — See Ch. 2.
Fire Department — See Ch. 7.
[Adopted 3-2-2015 by Ord. No. 3-2-15]
[1]
Editor's Note: See 43 P.S. § 40.7.
An individual who is 14 years of age or older who is a member of a volunteer emergency service organization may participate in training and emergency service activities except as follows:
A. 
A minor may not operate a truck, ambulance or other official fire vehicle.
B. 
A minor may not operate an aerial ladder, aerial platform or hydraulic jack.
C. 
A minor may not use rubber electrical gloves, insulated wire gloves, insulated wire cutters, life nets or acetylene cutting units.
D. 
A minor may not operate the pump of a fire vehicle while at the scene of a fire.
E. 
A minor may not enter a burning structure under any circumstance, including a training exercise.
F. 
A minor may not engage in firefighting activities unless all of the following apply:
(1) 
The minor is 16 years of age or older.
(2) 
The minor has successfully completed a course of training equal to the standards for basic firefighting established by the State Fire Commissioner and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.
(3) 
The minor is under the direct supervision and control of the Fire Chief, an experienced line officer or a designated forest fire warden.
In addition to the limitations set forth under § 6-1, the activities of individuals more than 13 years of age and less than 16 years of age shall be further limited as follows:
A. 
An individual who is more than 13 years of age and less than 16 years of age shall only be permitted to perform the following activities:
(1) 
Training.
(2) 
First aid.
(3) 
Cleanup service at the scene of a fire, outside the structure and after the fire has been declared by the fire official in charge to be under control.
(4) 
Serving food and beverages.
B. 
An individual who is more than 13 years of age and less than 16 years of age may not do any of the following:
(1) 
Operate high-pressure hose lines except during training activities. A high-pressure hose line is any water hose used for fire suppression with a pressure greater than 150 psi, any air hose with a pressure greater than 100 psi and any hydraulic hose used for rescue tools with a pressure greater than 1,000 psi.
(2) 
Ascend ladders except during training activities.
The Department may prohibit other activities that it deems hazardous to the health of minors through regulation.
A. 
Except as set forth under this section, this article does not supersede any other provision of this Act or any regulation promulgated under this Act.[1]
[1]
Editor's Note: "This Act" refers to the Child Labor Act, 43 P.S. § 40.1 et seq.
B. 
A minor may continue serving in answer to a fire call until excused by the individual acting as Chief of the fire company if the minor:
(1) 
Is 16 years of age or older;
(2) 
Is a member of a volunteer fire company; and
(3) 
Answers a fire call while lawfully employed.
C. 
An individual who is 14 or 15 years of age may engage in training or firefighting activities permitted under this article until 10:00 p.m. before a school day if the minor:
(1) 
Is a member of a volunteer fire company; and
(2) 
Has the written consent of the minor's parent or legal guardian.