[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Shamong 9-5-1950 by Ord. No. 9. Amendments noted where applicable.]
No person shall hereafter become an active member of any fire company of the Township of Shamong, or any unit thereof, unless above the age of 21 years and not over the age of 35 years, a citizen of the United States, a resident of the Township of Shamong, aforesaid, for upwards of one year and of good moral character. He shall be physically fit to perform the duties of a fireman, evidenced by a certificate to that effect by a practicing physician of the State of New Jersey, after physical examination for that purpose.
Every member of the fire company shall in each and every year perform at least 60% of duty, to be composed of actual attendance and duty at fires and drills, and a record shall be kept of such attendance by the Chief of each Company and reported to the municipal officers annually.
Every person seeking to join any fire company shall make application to the Company or unit which he desires to join, and upon election to membership by vote of a majority of the unit present and voting, he shall become a member in good standing of said fire company after approval of his membership by the Chief and confirmation by the municipal officers, and his name shall be entered on a roll of firemen kept by the municipal clerk.
Exemption certificates will be issued to members of any fire company in said Township who shall have served seven years in active duty, under municipal control as required by law.