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.]
[Adopted 2-2-1998 by Ord. No. 2-2-98-2 (Ch. 2 of the 1992 Code)]
The Greater Valley Emergency Medical Service, Inc., organized and consisting of Greater Valley Ambulance, Greater Valley Rescue and Greater Valley Dive Team, existing in the Borough of Sayre, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, and hereafter known as the "ambulance service" is hereby designated as an officially recognized ambulance service for the Borough of South Waverly.
A. 
The ambulance service recognized by the Borough of South Waverly is hereby authorized to provide such services to the Borough of South Waverly as may be necessary for the protection of property and persons therein, which includes, by way of example and not of limitation, the transportation of persons to and from medical facilities and residences, the extrication of persons from hazardous situations of entrapment, automobile accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents up to an operations level or other situations.
B. 
The ambulance service may also provide nonemergency and public service functions, such as, again by way of example and not of limitation, standbys at public and private events such as football games, community events, marathons and assisting in removal, abatement and prevention of damage or injury to persons or property, whether through natural causes or man-made situations.
C. 
The ambulance service may also conduct and participate in such training activities and drills, either in or outside of the South Waverly Borough, as may be deemed necessary by the officers of the department to maintain proficiency in providing service.
D. 
The ambulance service may also respond to calls and provide services to municipalities outside of the Borough of South Waverly pursuant to mutual aid agreements, licensor agreements or legislative requirements.
In addition to actually participating in the activities of the ambulance service as authorized above, or in going to or returning from any activity, the members of the ambulance service, recognized by the Borough of South Waverly, are also authorized to do the following:
A. 
Engage in any type of drill, training, ceremony, contest, practice, test, parade, public education or inspection when duly called for or authorized by an officer or officers of the ambulance service.
B. 
Engage in fund-raising activities for the ambulance service, when authorized by an officer or officers of the ambulance service.
C. 
Engage in the performance of any duty or activity authorized by an officer of the recognized ambulance service.
The purpose of this article is to recognize the Greater Valley Emergency Medical Services, Inc., volunteer members for workmen's compensation purposes.
[Adopted 3-2-2015 by Ord. No. 3-2-15 (Ch. 6, Art. I, of the 1992 Code)]
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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 § 33-5, 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]
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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.