Township of Jefferson, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of Township of Jefferson 5-3-2000 by Ord. No. 12-00 (Ch. 132 of the 1967 Code).[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 47.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved by the voters at the general election held 11-7-2000.

§ 75-1 Length of Service Awards Program created.

A Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997,[1] to reward members of the Jefferson Township volunteer fire fighters and Jefferson Township Rescue Squad and the Milton First Aid Squad for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of Jefferson Township.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.

§ 75-2 Contributions; administration.

The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to a deferred income account for each volunteer member that meets the criteria set forth below; that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Township of Jefferson pursuant to P.L. 1997, c. 388; and that such plan shall be administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, the United States Internal Revenue Code and this chapter.

§ 75-3 Eligibility.

The LOSAP criteria for eligibility will be determined by a point system for a volunteer member to be eligible for an annual contribution. Five years of service, from the effective date of this chapter, not necessarily consecutive, are required for vesting. The annual contribution shall be $1,150 per eligible member. The contribution shall be subject to annual increases tied to any increase in the consumer price index as issued by the United States Department of Labor for the New York Metropolitan Area for all goods and services. For all volunteers in good standing who have at least five years of service as of the effective date of this chapter, they shall be deemed to have been vested as of the effective date of this chapter. All volunteers in good standing as of the effective date of this chapter who have less than five years of service shall receive a credit for the five years vesting period equal to the number of years they have served or portions of years thereof.

§ 75-4 Costs.

The estimated cost of the program has been calculated at $167,000 per year for regular annual services.

§ 75-5 Credits.

Each active volunteer member shall be credited with points for volunteer services provided to the volunteer fire departments and rescue squads in accordance with the following schedule:
JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP FIRE COMPANIES #1 AND #2
A.
One hundred points are required for a member to be eligible for 100% of the annual contribution. If a member achieves fewer than 100 points, the following table would be used in determining the contribution:
Number of Points
Percentage of Contribution
100
100%
90-99
75%
80-89
50%
70-79
25%
Under 70
0%
B.
Points earned for fire calls:
Percentage of Calls
Number of Points
60% to 100%
60
45% to 59%
50
30% to 44%
40
0% to 29%
0
C.
Points for positions held:
Position
Number of Points
President
20
Vice President
20
Secretary for Company
10
Financial Secretary
10
Treasurer
10
D.
Miscellaneous committees: two points will be credited for participation in activities which are deemed official by the Captain or President, such as the following:
(1)
Truck committees.
(2)
Fire-prevention activities.
(3)
Fund-raising activities.
(4)
Wakes and memorial services.
(5)
Local relief association meetings as delegate or trustee.
(6)
Local exempt association as member.
(7)
Attendance as delegate to county or state association meetings.
(8)
Parades and other special events.
(9)
Attendance at outside firematic activities not previously covered.
E.
Other points.
Position or Activity
Number of Points
Chief
40
Assistant Chief
40
Captain
30
Lieutenant
30
Engineers
20
Training drills
2 per drill
Work drills
1 per drill
Special details
1 per detail
Schooling
4 per class
Department meetings
2
Committee meetings
1
MILTON FIRST AID SQUAD AND JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP RESCUE SQUAD
A.
One hundred points are required for a member to be eligible for 100% of the annual contribution. If a member achieves fewer than 100 points, the following table would be used in determining the contribution:
Number of Points
Percentage of Contribution
100
100%
90-99
75%
80-89
50%
70-79
25%
Under 70
0%
B.
The administration of the point system shall be a committee of three members, the Captain plus two other members appointed by the Captain/President.
C.
Points for positions and activities.
Position or Activity
Number of Points
Captain
40
First Lieutenant
30
Other officers
25
Other elected officials
25 (points awarded for 1 office)
Trustees
10
Committee members
5, with a maximum of 20
NJSFAC delegates
5
NJSFAC alternates
1
Training drills (in house)
2, with a maximum of 22
Business meetings
1, with a maximum of 12
12-hour weekly schedule shift
1
Scramble calls
1/2
Community service calls
1 (under five hours)
Special events
2 (5 hours or more)
Weekend duty shift
1.5
CEU training (out of house)
1 per 1.5 CEU's
Drill instructor
3
Squad instructor
5
Captain's/President's Committees
3, with a maximum of 9