[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of Middlesex 12-15-1999 by Ord. No. O-99-12-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Company, organized and existing in the Township of Middlesex, Butler County, Pennsylvania, is hereby designated as the officially recognized fire company for the Township.
The Middlesex Volunteer Fire Company and its membership are authorized by the Board of Supervisors to perform the following, in addition to the normal fire-fighting, rescue and emergency medical duties, for workmen's compensation purposes:
Participation in drills, practices, training sessions, and pre-fire planning activities authorized by the Fire Chief and supervised by a qualified instructor, or a Fire Company officer.
Participation in community celebrations, ceremonial observances and funerals for deceased fire fighters or other public figures where such attendance is deemed appropriate by the Fire Chiefs.
While performing duties necessary to prepare the fire station for use as a distribution center or a polling place for the primary and general elections. This is extended to include like services performed at other municipal or school district buildings.
Preparation for and responsible participation in parades, provided that attendance has the prior approval of the Fire Company.
Any public service functions performed for the welfare of the community, including recovery of animals, as long as these activities are responsibly supervised and are sanctioned by the Fire Company.
Any and all public safety activities undertaken by Fire Company members to render care to the injured, prevent loss of life, provide comfort and security to victims, and limit or prevent damage to or loss of property as circumstances may dictate.
While rendering assistance to police officers where such aid is specifically requested or is done without request to protect the public welfare from imminent danger, including fire/police duties.
Participation in fire prevention activities, post-fire investigations, bomb searches, and evacuation drills.
While participating in public programs to promote health and safety, to enlist new members, or solicit community support, or conduct fund-raising activities so long as no compensation is being paid to the member while engaged in the fund-raising activity, 100% of the proceeds to the Fire Company, and so long as each activity is sanctioned by the Fire Company.
While safely and responsibly performing maintenance and remodeling work of the Fire Company vehicle, buildings, grounds or equipment. This is extended to include work done on Township vehicles, buildings, grounds or equipment.
The Fire Company may also respond to calls and provide services to municipalities outside of the Township pursuant to mutual aid agreements.
Such other duties necessary for the efficient operation of the Volunteer Fire Company as may, from time to time, be assigned by the Township Supervisors and the officers of the Fire Company and as may be defined within the constitution and bylaws of the Middlesex Volunteer Fire Company.