Township of Washington, PA
Franklin County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Washington as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-2-1987 by Ord. No. 103]

§ 23-1 Suspension of fire fighting and emergency mercy service activities.

If the Board of Supervisors reasonably concludes that the administration and government of any fire company or ambulance and rescue squad within its jurisdiction is operating ineffectively, or incompetently, or reasonably concludes that any of its officers or directors are conducting themselves either individually or collectively in a fashion which is inimical to the health, safety and welfare of the inhabitants of Washington Township, the Board of Supervisors reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to suspend the fire-fighting activities of such fire company and the emergency mercy service activities of such ambulance and rescue squad within its boundaries for such time as is necessary to organize effective services for Township inhabitants.

§ 23-2 Removal of officers and directors.

The Board of Supervisors, as the governing body responsible for organization of effective fire protection and emergency mercy services for Township inhabitants, reserves the right to remove from office, either individually or collectively, any and all officers or directors who, in the sole discretion of the Board of Supervisors, are conducting the affairs of the fire company or ambulance and rescue squad in a manner which compromises the delivery of effective fire and emergency mercy service to the inhabitants of Washington Township; and to appoint such person or persons as the Supervisors may deem necessary, in their sole discretion, to properly organize and govern effective services for the Township inhabitants. The Board of Supervisors may, but shall not be required to, vest temporary authority in the Township Emergency Management Coordinator for the organization and government of any such fire company or ambulance or rescue squad.