Township of Stafford, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Stafford 9-21-1999 by Ord. No. 99-65. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire prevention — See Ch. 111.

§ 25-1 Purpose.

It is the purpose of this chapter to establish the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 and the Warren Grove Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated as the Township's official volunteer fire companies in order to facilitate entry of the fire companies into the New Jersey State Firemen's Association.

§ 25-2 Designation of official volunteer fire companies.

It is hereby determined and declared that the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 and Warren Grove Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated, duly incorporated fire companies of the State of New Jersey, are the official volunteer fire companies of the Township of Stafford.

§ 25-3 Membership; certificate of fitness.

No person shall hereafter become a member of the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 or the Warren Grove Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated or any unit thereof unless at the time of appointment such person is above the age of 18 years and not over the age of 45 years. He/she shall be physically fit to perform the duties of a fire person as evidenced by a certificate to that effect by a practicing physician of the State of New Jersey. This certificate shall be provided at either the member's own expense or the expense of the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 or Warren Grove Volunteer Company Incorporated.

§ 25-4 Fire duty.

Every member of the fire companies shall, in each and every year, perform at least 60% of fire duty as defined by N.J.S.A. 40A:14-55 and 40A:14-56. These statutory sections define "fire duty" as active participation in the usual duties of a fireman under the direction and supervision of the official in charge of the fire department and "60% of duty" as actual recorded attendance and rendering of fire service at not less than 60% of regular alarms of fire answerable by the members during any calendar year; the total number of alarms used in computing said percentage may include not more than 20 fire drills called at the direction of the official in charge of the Fire Department or force. A record shall be kept of such attendance and duty by the Chief of the fire companies and reported to the Mayor and Township Council annually.

§ 25-5 Application.

Each person seeking to join the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 or Warren Grove Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated shall make application to the fire company and, upon acceptance by the respective fire company, he/she shall become a member in good standing of the Stafford Township Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 or Warren Grove Volunteer Fire Company Incorporated after approval of his/her membership by the Chief of the fire company and confirmation by the Mayor and Township Council. His/her name shall be entered on a roll of firemen kept by the Township Clerk.

§ 25-6 Certified copy to State Firemen's Association.

Upon adoption of this chapter, the Township Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to forward a certified copy of this chapter to the New Jersey State Firemen's Association.