Borough of Alpine, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Alpine as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 15, Art. III, and Ch. 25.
[Adopted 7-26-2000 by Ord. No. 573[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved by the voters at the General Election held 11-7-2000.

§ 36-1 Program created.

A Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997, to reward members of the Volunteer Fire Department of the Borough of Alpine for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of the Borough of Alpine.

§ 36-2 Annual contributions.

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

§ 36-3 Criteria for eligibility.

The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions commencing January 1, 2001, to each eligible member who meets the following criteria:
A. 
Achieves the minimum number of points as set forth on the point schedule set forth herein to be eligible for an annual contribution.
B. 
Full vesting shall occur after five years of service. Service prior to the adoption of this article may be counted towards the vesting requirement.
C. 
The contributions shall be $1,150 per year.

§ 36-4 Estimated cost.

The estimated cost of this program has been calculated at approximately $19,550 per year.

§ 36-5 Credit for service; point schedule.

A. 
Each active member shall be credited for one year of volunteer service provided to the Alpine Volunteer Fire Department each year a member meets or exceeds the minimum number of points required.
B. 
Point schedule:
(1) 
Maintain Firefighter I, or equivalent certification: 1 point.
(2) 
Attend all mandatory training and retraining as mandated by law and the Board of Fire Officers: 1 point.
(3) 
Maintain a minimum of 40% using the weighted formula (0.6 fire call % + 0.2 drill% + 0.2 work night %): 1 point.
(4) 
Maintain 60% fire call percentage only: 1 point.
(5) 
Full-time municipal employees must maintain 60% of calls during working hours, plus 20% using the weighted formula of other calls, work nights and drills: 1 point.
C. 
A minimum of 3 points must be achieved to qualify for a LOSAP award. Subsection B(1) and (2) are mandatory points.
[Adopted 7-25-2001 by Ord. No. 592[1]]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance was approved by the voters at the General Election held 11-6-2001.

§ 36-6 Program created.

A Length of Service Award Program (LOSAP) is herewith created in accordance with Chapter 388 of the Laws of 1997,[1] to reward members of the Closter Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Corps, Inc., for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of the Borough of Alpine.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 40A:14-183 et seq.

§ 36-7 Annual contributions.

The LOSAP shall provide for fixed annual contributions to a deferred income account for each volunteer member who meets the certain criteria set forth below; that such contributions shall be made in accordance with a plan that shall be established by the Borough of Alpine pursuant to P.L. 1997, c. 388; that such contributions shall be made in conjunction with the LOSAP previously adopted by the Borough of Closter to the Closter Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Corps, Inc., with the Borough of Closter's annual contribution of $600 to an eligible volunteer service (ambulance) corp member; and that such plan be administered in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey, the United States Internal Revenue Service Code and this chapter.

§ 36-8 Criteria for eligibility.

The LOSAP shall provide for annual contributions commencing January 1, 2002, to each eligible member who meets the following criteria:
A. 
Achieves the minimum number of points as set forth on the point schedule set forth herein to be eligible for an annual contribution.
B. 
Full vesting shall occur after five years of service. Service prior to the adoption of this article may be counted towards the vesting requirement.
C. 
The contributions shall be $250 per year.

§ 36-9 Estimated cost.

The estimated cost of this program has been calculated at approximately $7,500 per year.

§ 36-10 Credit for service; point schedule.

A. 
Each active member shall be credited for one year of volunteer service provided to the Closter Volunteer Ambulance and Rescue Corps, Inc. each year a member meets or exceeds the minimum number of points required.
B. 
Point schedule. A qualified year of volunteer emergency service (ambulance) shall be credited under a LOSAP program for each calendar year after establishment in which an active volunteer accumulates at least 100 points. Points shall be granted in accordance with the following systems, of which all have been sanctioned by the Captain and President:
(1) 
Ambulance calls: one point for each call.
(2) 
Duty night: a volunteer taking a duty night will receive two points for each month.
(3) 
Monthly meetings: one point for each meeting.
(4) 
Monthly drills: one point for each drill attended.
(5) 
Elected officers: will receive 20 points for serving the full year.
(6) 
Committee: anyone actively serving on a committee will receive five points.
(7) 
Life member who maintains active status will receive 25 points.
(8) 
First Responder Car. Anyone taking the car for duty for an eight-hour period between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. will receive one point.
(9) 
Miscellaneous activities: one point will be granted for each hour service or one point if activity is less than an hour for the following:
(a) 
Wakes and memorial services.
(b) 
Work details.
(c) 
Daytime weather related/disaster standbys.
(d) 
Parades.
(e) 
Football game standbys.
(f) 
Transportations.
(g) 
Special events.