[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of South Waverly as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Article I Minors Serving in Volunteer Emergency Service Organizations
[Adopted 3-2-2015 by Ord. No. 3-2-15]
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 minor may not operate a truck, ambulance or other official fire vehicle.
A minor may not operate an aerial ladder, aerial platform or hydraulic jack.
A minor may not use rubber electrical gloves, insulated wire gloves, insulated wire cutters, life nets or acetylene cutting units.
A minor may not operate the pump of a fire vehicle while at the scene of a fire.
A minor may not enter a burning structure under any circumstance, including a training exercise.
A minor may not engage in firefighting activities unless all of the following apply:
The minor is 16 years of age or older.
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.
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:
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:
An individual who is more than 13 years of age and less than 16 years of age may not do any of the following:
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.
Ascend ladders except during training activities.
The Department may prohibit other activities that it deems hazardous to the health of minors through regulation.