[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Schwenksville 7-13-2017 by Ord. No. 391. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also repealed former Ch. 13, Fire Company, adopted 11-11-2004 by Ord. No. 325.
The Schwenksville Fire Company, previously the designated fire company for the Borough of Schwenksville, has determined to cease operations and merge with the Lower Frederick Fire Company, Lower Frederick Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Accordingly, the Lower Frederick Fire Company, organized and existing in the Township of Lower Frederick, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, is hereby designated as the officially recognized fire company for the Borough of Schwenksville as of July 19, 2017.
The Lower Frederick Fire Company, recognized by the Borough of Schwenksville, is hereby authorized to provide services to the Borough as may be necessary for the protection of property and persons situate therein, which include, by way of example and not of limitation, the extinguishment and prevention of loss of life and property from fire, automobile accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, and other dangerous situations.
The Lower Frederick Fire Company may also provide nonemergency and public service functions, such as, again 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 man-made situations.
The Lower Frederick Fire Company may also conduct and participate in such training activities and drills, either within or outside of the Borough, as may be deemed necessary by the officers of the Company to maintain proficiency in providing service.
The Lower Frederick Fire Company may also respond to calls and provide services to municipalities outside of the Borough.
The members of the Lower Frederick Fire Company, recognized by the Borough, are also authorized to do the following things:
Engage in any type of drill, training, ceremony, practice, test or parade when duly called for or authorized by an officer or officers of the Fire Company.
Engage in fund-raising activities for the Fire Company, when authorized by an officer or officers of the Fire Company.
Engage in the performance of any other duty or activity authorized by Borough Council.
The purpose of this chapter is to recognize the Lower Frederick Fire Company as the official fire company of the Borough of Schwenksville in place of the Schwenksville Fire Company and to state additional authorized activities for firefighters for worker's compensation purposes.