Borough of River Edge, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of River Edge as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Police Department — See Ch. 71.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 210.
[Adopted 9-5-1989 by Ord. No. 986]
Nonresidents of the Borough of River Edge may be members in good standing of the Borough of River Edge Volunteer Fire Department; provided, however, that such nonresident members must abide by the Bylaws of the Borough of River Edge Volunteer Fire Department and must be able to faithfully discharge their duties as members in good standing of the Borough of River Edge Volunteer Fire Department.
The Bylaws of the Borough of River Edge Volunteer Fire Department shall be amended forthwith to be consistent with the provisions hereof.
[Adopted 3-18-1996 by Ord. No. 1152]
There shall be established in the Borough of River Edge an auxiliary to the River Edge Volunteer Fire Department, to be known as the "Junior Firefighters Auxiliary." The members of the Junior Firefighters Auxiliary shall serve with the consent of the Mayor and Council, under the authority and supervision of the River Edge Volunteer Fire Department.
[Amended 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 1695; 6-25-2018 by Ord. No. 18-13]
No person shall be eligible for membership in the Junior Firefighters Auxiliary who is younger than 16 years of age or older than 17 years of age. All applicants shall either reside within the Borough of River Edge or shall be related by blood, marriage, or adoption to an active member of the River Edge Fire Department.
[Amended 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 1695]
Persons serving in the Junior Firefighters Auxiliary shall be required to obtain permission, annually, to participate in the Auxiliary from their parents or legal guardians. Such permission must be given in writing and acknowledged or proven in the same manner as is required by law for deeds to real estate to be recorded.
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Editor’s Note: Former § 33-6, Release and consent, was repealed 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 1695.
Members of the Junior Firefighters Auxiliary shall annually satisfy the physical examination requirement established by the Auxiliary's Rules and Regulations.
Members of the Junior Firefighters Auxiliary shall be provided with the same insurance coverage and the same amounts of coverage as is provided for regular members of the River Edge Volunteer Fire Department.
The Junior Firefighters Auxiliary shall be subject to rules and regulations. Said rules and regulations shall be formulated by the River Edge Volunteer Fire Department and approved by the Mayor and Council. Said rules and regulations shall be formulated and approved prior to the induction of a member into the Auxiliary. Said rules and regulations shall provide for the training of Auxiliary members for eventual membership in the River Edge Volunteer Fire Department and shall further provide that no junior firefighter will be required to perform duties which would expose him or her to the same degree of hazard as a regular member of the River Edge Volunteer Fire Department.
This article shall take effect and be enforced from and after its approval, as required by law.
[Added 7-2-2001 by Ord. No. 1343]
Any junior firefighter who shall be employed by the Borough of River Edge shall not respond to a fire alarm unless a direct order is received from the Chief of the Fire Department or his/her designee.[1]
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Editor’s Note: Former Art. III, Cadet Fire Fighters Auxiliary, adopted 8-2-2004 by Ord. No. 1468, which immediately followed this section, was repealed 4-19-2010 by Ord. No. 1695.