Borough of Bradford Woods, PA
Allegheny County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bradford Woods 6-13-1994 by Ord. No. 341. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 27-1 Recognition.

The Borough of Bradford Woods hereby recognizes the Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association, a nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and accords it the status of the official Volunteer Fire Company of the Borough.

§ 27-2 Powers and authority. [1]

The Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association is hereby given all power, so far as the Borough of Bradford Woods has power to grant the same, to enact such rules and regulations for the management and government of individual members thereof as shall be necessary for the proper maintenance and control of said Volunteer Fire Company. Neither the grant of the aforesaid power nor the recognition set forth in § 27-1 of this chapter shall be construed as constituting the Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association as an agent, department, or employee of the Borough of Bradford Woods except insofar as such effect is provided under the provisions of the Act of June 2, 1915, P.L. 736, No. 338, as reenacted and amended, known as the “Worker's Compensation Act,”[2] or the Act of October 5, 1980, P.L. 693, No. 142, known as the “Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act.”[3]
[1]
Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I).
[2]
Editor's Note: See 77 P.S. § 1 et seq.
[3]
Editor's Note: See 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8501 et seq.

§ 27-3 Election of officers.

The members of the Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association may elect from their number such officers and directors as may be provided by the charter and bylaws thereof.

§ 27-4 Authorized activities of Fire Company.

A. 
The Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association is hereby authorized to provide such 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.
B. 
The Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association 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.
C. 
The Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association 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 thereof to maintain proficiency in providing service.
D. 
The Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association may also respond to calls and provide services to municipalities outside of the Borough.

§ 27-5 Authorized activities of members.

In addition to participating in the activities of the Volunteer Fire Company as authorized in § 27-4 of this chapter, or in going to or returning from any activity, the members of the Bradford Woods Volunteer Fire Company and Relief Association are also authorized to do the following:
A. 
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 Volunteer Fire Company;
B. 
Engage in fund-raising activities for the Volunteer Fire Company, when authorized by an officer or officers of the Volunteer Fire Company;
C. 
Engage in hall rentals for public and/or private functions, including functions where alcoholic beverages may be served; and
D. 
Engage in the performance of any other duty or activity authorized by any officer or officers of the recognized Volunteer Fire Company.