Part 1 VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT
Part 2 OBSTRUCTION OF FIRE HYDRANTS
[Res. 16-1993, 9/14/1993, § I]
The Township Supervisors herewith formally recognize the following volunteer fire companies to provide firefighting service within the Township: North Fayette Fire Department, Oakdale Volunteer Fire Department, Sturgeon Volunteer Fire Department, Imperial Volunteer Fire Department and McDonald Volunteer Fire Department.
[Res. 16-1993, 9/14/1993, § II]
The Township Supervisors herewith formally establish the current fire zones and the fire companies which service them as delineated in the map located in the North Fayette Township Police Department Radio Dispatch Office as the official fire zones of the Township and the fire companies which service the individual zones.
[Res. 16-1993, 9/14/1993, § III]
The Township Supervisors retain the exclusive right to change the zones and/or the fire companies servicing the zones by changing the map referred to above.
[Res. 16-1993, 9/14/1993, § IV]
The fire companies recognized by the Township as aforesaid shall continue to provide such services to the Township as have been and will be necessary for the protection or property and persons situated therein within their particular zones as designated by the Township Board of Supervisors.
[Res. 16-1993, 9/14/1993, § V]
In the event that there are any conflicts between the respective volunteer fire departments concerning the precise location of these fire zones, inquiries or questions should be directed to the North Fayette Township Public Safety Director.
[Res. 16-1993, 9/14/1993, § VI]
The volunteer fire departments referred to above may only solicit funds for their operations from within their respective designated zones.
[Res. 16-1993, 9/14/1993, § VII]
Each fire company must provide to North Fayette Township's Public Safety Director an annual summary of the fire department calls for service on or before April 30 for the proceeding year. Those statistics will be utilized by the Township to determine the level, if any, of contribution by the Township for continued service.
[Res. 16-1993, 9/14/1993, § VIII]
The aforementioned recognized companies may also provide nonemergency and public service functions such as and 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 a man-made situation within their respective zones.
[Res. 16-1993, 9/14/1993, § IX]
Companies may conduct and participate in such training activities and drills within or outside the Township as may be deemed necessary by the officers of the company to maintain proficiency in providing service.
[Ord. 165, 11/16/1982, Arts. I — III; as amended by Ord. 418, 1/29/2014]
Posts, fences, structures, vehicles, growth, shrubs, trees or plants of any kind, trash, storage, snow and other materials or objects of any kind or of any nature whatsoever shall not be placed or kept near fire hydrants, fire department inlet connections or fire protection system control valves in a manner that would prevent such equipment or fire hydrants from being immediately discernible and accessible. The fire department shall not be deterred or hindered from gaining immediate access to fire protection equipment or fire hydrants.
[Ord. 165, 11/16/1982; as added by Ord. 418, 1/29/2014]
A three-foot clear space shall be maintained around the circumference of fire hydrants except as otherwise required or approved. The owner, tenant or other occupant of any premises within the Township shall clear snow, growth, posts, fences, debris, trash and any other material of any manner or nature whatsoever a sufficient distance to allow access to and connection to said fire hydrant by the equipment of the fire company serving said area or responding to any emergency, but in any event, not less than three feet.
[Ord. 165, 11/16/1982, Art. IV]
The Chief of Police of the Township of North Fayette is hereby empowered to enforce the within Part. Upon the determination that any fire hydrant is obstructed in any manner as set forth in §§ 7-201 and 7-202 above, the Chief of Police shall issue a written warning to the owners of said property in violation of this Part directing them to remove said obstruction, weeds, or snow from said fire hydrant within 72 hours of said notice, or they shall be in violation of this Part and be subject to the penalties set forth herein.
[Ord. 165, 11/16/1982, Art. V]
In the event the Chief of Police of North Fayette Township determines that said obstructions under §§ 7-201 or 7-202 are of such a nature as to cause immediate danger to the public safety, then, and in that event, the Township of North Fayette may enter upon said property, remove the obstructions and proceed to collect the cost of same by liening the real estate of the individuals involved in accordance with the appropriate statutes governing municipal liens.
[Ord. 165, 11/16/1982, Art. VI; as amended by Ord. 418, 1/29/2014]
Any person, firm or corporation who shall violate any provision of this Part, upon conviction thereof in an action brought before a magisterial district judge in the manner provided for the enforcement of summary offenses under the Pennsylvania Rules of Criminal Procedure, shall be sentenced to pay a fine of not more than $1,000 plus costs and, in default of payment of said fine and costs, to a term of imprisonment not to exceed 90 days. Each day that a violation of this Part continues or each section of this Part which shall be found to have been violated shall constitute a separate offense.