Borough of Homestead, PA
Allegheny County
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[Adopted 2-11-1993 by Ord. No. 1034 (Ch. 141 of the 1999 Code)]
Whenever the Homestead Volunteer Fire Department, the Homestead Borough Ambulance Authority and the Homestead Police Department respond to fire calls and/or fire alarms at sites within the Borough of Homestead, or outside the Borough of Homestead in response to calls for mutual aid from a neighboring municipality, the owners of property at which fires occur shall be responsible for payment to the Homestead Volunteer Fire Department, the Homestead Borough Ambulance Authority and the Homestead Police Department for all damage or loss to property or equipment suffered by the Homestead Police Department, the Homestead Borough Ambulance Authority and the Homestead Volunteer Fire Department in responding to such fire calls and/or fire alarms.
Whenever the Homestead Police Department responds to fire calls and/or fire alarms at sites within the Borough of Homestead, or outside the Borough of Homestead in response to calls for mutual aid from a neighboring municipality, the owners of property at which fires occur shall be responsible for payment to the Borough of Homestead for all wages paid to Homestead police officers who respond to such fire calls and/or fire alarms and are executing their duties to protect the health, safety and welfare of the community.
[Added 3-12-1998 by Ord. No. 1086; amended at time of adoption of Code (see AO)]
Whenever the Homestead Volunteer Fire Department responds to fire calls and/or fire alarms at sites within the Borough of Homestead, or outside the Borough of Homestead in response to calls for mutual aid from a neighboring municipality, the owners of property at which fires occur, or the appropriate insurance companies shall be responsible for payment to the Homestead Volunteer Fire Department of fire service fees in accordance with the current table of response fees charged, which is on file in the Borough office.
[Added 1-17-2019 by Ord. No. 2019-1]
1. 
Homestead Volunteer Fire Department volunteer firefighters shall receive from the Borough of Homestead a response cost reimbursement per fire call responded to in the Borough of Homestead by the volunteer firefighter as a contribution to help defray the costs of response vehicle fuel and maintenance. The specific reimbursement amount an individual firefighter will qualify for will be based on whether the firefighter is categorized as a firefighter with only minimum essential training, a Level One certified firefighter, or a Level Two certified firefighters and shall be set by the Council of the Borough of Homestead by resolution.
2. 
Reimbursements shall be made by the Borough only after receiving from the Chief of the Homestead Volunteer Fire Department written verification of the date, time and location of the volunteer firefighter's fire-call response for which the volunteer firefighter seeks payment as well as verification of the firefighter's certification status.