City of North Tonawanda, NY
Niagara County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of North Tonawanda 9-18-2012. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 36A-1 Program established.

The City hereby establishes a cost recovery program which allows the City to be reimbursed, to the extent legally permissible, by those individuals utilizing emergency services provided by the Fire Department. The fees are established in § 36A-2.

§ 36A-2 Fee schedule.

The following fee schedule shall apply to the Fire Department cost recovery program as required by § 36A-1 above:
A. 
Standby/hazard control/cleanup, minor: $145.
(1) 
Minor spill control.
(2) 
Fire hazard precautions.
(3) 
Scene safety.
(4) 
Battery disconnects.
(5) 
Debris cleanup.
(6) 
Accidents in which occupants may have been assessed but signed medical treatment waivers denying medical treatment and/or transport.
B. 
Standby/hazard control/cleanup, major: $360.
(1) 
Significant spills resulting from tank leaks.
(2) 
Major fire hazard precautions.
(3) 
Vehicle stabilization procedures.
(4) 
Vehicle disentanglement.
(5) 
Multiple-personnel response.
C. 
Light rescue service: $355.
(1) 
General patient handling.
(2) 
Immobilization, treatment and removal from a vehicle without the need for hydraulic or other power tools.
(3) 
Need for standing takedown immobilization procedures for occupants located outside of the vehicle.
(4) 
EMS treatment provided to patients struck by another vehicle.
D. 
Heavy rescue service: $585.
(1) 
Patient extrication procedures requiring the use of hydraulic, pneumatic or electric power tools.
(2) 
Multiple-patient removal and/or treatment that requires extended on-scene time and extra personnel.
E. 
Hazmat response.
(1) 
Hazardous material control/standby: $400 to $1,050.
(a) 
Incidents involving commercial trucks, vans and motor carriers.
(b) 
Large amounts of spilled or released product.
(c) 
Requires extra personnel and equipment response for an extended period of time.
(2) 
If a DEC number is issued for a spill, the responsible party (not the auto insurance agency) will be billed directly for all actual costs, including costs to other departments and agencies. In this situation, if there is a need for other types of service, then the auto insurance agency may be billed also.
F. 
Fire suppression.
(1) 
Motor vehicle fire response: $150.
(a) 
Auto fires.
(b) 
Heavy equipment fires.