[HISTORY: Adopted and amended as indicated in text.]
Fire protection — See Ch. 41.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 144.
Fires — See Ch. 146.
Volunteer firefighters and rescue squadmen — See Anno. Code of Md. (1957), 88A, § 42 et seq.
[P.L.L. 1930, Art. 23, sec. 90; 1959 Code, sec. 92. 1929, ch. 40; 1936 Sp. Sess., ch 56; 1939, ch. 197; 1945, ch. 278. 1955, ch. 418; 1963, ch. 232] [Amended by L. Wic. Co., 1967, ch. 1; L. Wic. Co., 1970, ch. 9; L. Wic. Co., 1973, ch. 3; 6-13-1977 by Bill No. 1977-7; 6-15-1979 by Bill No. 1979-11; 6-13-1980 by Bill No. 1980-11; 6-15-1981 by Bill No. 1981-14; 6-15-1982 by Bill No. 1982-6; 10-17-2006 by Bill No. 2006-11]
The County Executive is hereby directed to pay such sums as appropriated by the County Council to each of the several volunteer fire companies in said county to be used for the general maintenance of said volunteer fire companies in said county, including the purchase and repairing of fire apparatus and all other equipment of every kind and character; provided, however, that no payments shall be made to any company or department which has any resolution or regulations limiting the territory within which it will respond to calls. The County Executive is further directed to pay such sums as appropriated by the County Council to each of the several combined ambulance companies and rescue squads in said county and for those companies operating either an ambulance company or a rescue squad; provided, however, that no payment shall be made to any ambulance company and/or rescue squad which has any resolution or regulations limiting the territory within which it will respond to calls. Each volunteer fire company and ambulance company receiving any of the above funds shall submit an annual report to the County Executive, giving a detailed statement of the expenditures of said fund or funds, and no payment shall be made to any volunteer fire company or ambulance company or rescue squad until it shall have submitted such report showing the expenditures of said fund for the preceding year. Any newly organized volunteer fire company and/or ambulance company in said county may receive such appropriation at the discretion of the County Executive with the approval of the County Council of Wicomico County, upon consultation with the Wicomico County Volunteer Firemen’s Association.
The County may appropriate annually a sum to be paid to the City of Salisbury to be used for the support of the fire companies of said city.