Borough of Seaside Heights, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Seaside Heights 2-19-1997 by Ord. No. 97-1. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 236-1 Members.

[Amended 10-4-2006 by Ord. No. 06-14]
The members of the Volunteer Fire Department of the Borough of Seaside Heights shall be under the supervision and control of the Borough of Seaside Heights at all times. No person shall be permitted to serve in the Volunteer Fire Department of the Borough of Seaside Heights unless and until he has been approved by the Borough Council of the Borough of Seaside Heights.

§ 236-2 Municipal supervision and control.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-68, the members of Volunteer Fire Department of the Borough of Seaside Heights shall be under the supervision and control of said municipality, acting through its Administrator, and in performing fire duty shall be deemed to be exercising a governmental function.

§ 236-3 Approval of members; resignation; terminations.

A. 
The names of all prospective firefighters shall be submitted to the Borough Council by the Chief of the existing fire department for approval by the Borough Council prior to any performance of fire service by any prospective member. The Borough Council may order an investigation into the background of a prospective firefighter. Prospective firefighters may be required to have a pre-appointment physical by a physician selected by the Borough Council.
B. 
As of the effective date of this chapter, no new members of the Volunteer Fire Department of the Borough of Seaside Heights shall be proposed by the Fire Department or approved by the Borough Council unless the total number of existing active members is less than 40.
C. 
Suspensions, resignations and terminations of members from the fire department shall be subject to the approval of the Borough Council.
D. 
The Borough Council may, on its own motion, seek the suspension, resignation or termination of a firefighter if it deems that same is reasonably necessary for the health, safety and welfare of the Borough of Seaside Heights and its citizens.
E. 
All members and prospective members of the Volunteer Fire Department of the Borough of Seaside Heights must be willing to submit to a background investigation by the Seaside Heights Police Department. No one with a criminal record will be permitted to serve in the Volunteer Fire Department of the Borough of Seaside Heights.

§ 236-4 Appointment of Chief.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-68, appointment or election of the Chief of the volunteer fire company shall remain the prerogative of the membership of the fire company as set forth in the company's certificate of incorporation or bylaws.

§ 236-5 Insurance.

The Volunteer Fire Department of the Borough of Seaside Heights and its members shall comply with any and all requirements as required by the Ocean County Joint Insurance Fund or the borough's insurance carrier for insurance coverage by the Ocean County Joint Insurance Fund or the borough's insurance carrier.