Borough of Tuckerton, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Tuckerton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Mutual aid agreements — See Ch. 55.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 163.
[Adopted 10-15-1934 by Ord. No. 75]
[Amended 4-21-1969 by Ord. No. 2-1969; 2-19-1973 by Ord. No. 1-73; 9-8-1999 by Ord. No. 11-1999]
No person shall hereafter become an active member of the Tuckerton Fire Company No. 1 or any unit thereof unless he is 18 years of age or above on the date of application and not over the age of 45 years, except that the maximum age herein may be waived by proper action of said Borough, and unless such person is a citizen of the United States and a resident of Ocean County, New Jersey. He shall be physically fit to perform the duties of a fireman, to be evidenced by a certificate to that effect signed by a practicing physician of the State of New Jersey, after a physical examination had for that purpose.
Every active member of Tuckerton Fire Company No. 1 shall, in each and every year, be required to perform at least 60% of duty to be composed of actual attendance and duty at fires and drills.
An accurate record shall be kept by the Secretary of said Fire Company and reported in writing to the Mayor and Council of this Borough on or before January 15, 1935, and on or before January 15 of each and every succeeding year, of the attendance and duty at fires and drills of each of the members of said Company.
[Amended 9-8-1999 by Ord. No. 11-1999]
Every person seeking to join Tuckerton Fire Company No. 1 shall make application in writing to the Company or unit which he desires to join, stating his age, residence and physical condition. Said application to be considered must be accompanied by a certificate of a practicing physician as above required.
[Amended 9-8-1999 by Ord. No. 11-1999]
An applicant may be elected to membership in said Company, or any unit thereof, by a majority vote of the members present and voting at any meeting at which a quorum shall be present; provided, however, such membership shall not become effective until the name of the person so elected shall have been reported to the Borough Council by the Chief of said Company, with his approval, and until such election shall be confirmed and approved by the Borough Council.
[Amended 9-8-1999 by Ord. No. 11-1999]
The Company will provide proper and necessary identification for all active members of the Fire Company.
Any member of said Company may be removed for cause and upon notice by a majority vote of the members in good standing of said Company, or, for cause and upon notice by a majority of the members of Council of this Borough. Violation by any member of any of the requirements of this article shall constitute good cause for removal.
[Amended 9-8-1999 by Ord. No. 11-1999]
Exemption certificates shall be issued to qualified members of Tuckerton Fire Company No. 1, or any unit thereof, who meet the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-56. Said certificates shall, upon the face thereof, indicate the percentage of duty performed each year and shall be signed by the Mayor and Clerk of the Borough.
[Adopted 11-17-1997 by Ord. No. 8-1997]
No person shall be eligible for membership in the Junior Firemen's Auxiliary who is less than 16 or more than 17 years of age. All persons shall be required to obtain permission to join the Junior Firemen's Auxiliary from their parents or guardian. Such permission shall be in writing and acknowledged or proved in the manner required by law for deeds to real estate to be recorded. All persons shall be physically fit to perform the duties of a fireman, to be evidenced by a certificate to that effect signed by a practicing physician of the State of New Jersey, after a physical examination had for that purpose.
Every person seeking membership in the Junior Firemen's Auxiliary shall make application, in writing, to the Tuckerton Fire Company No. 1, stating his age, residence and physical condition. Said application to be considered must be accompanied by permission to join the Junior Firemen's Auxiliary from a parent or guardian and a certificate of a practicing physician as required in § 29-1.
An applicant may be elected to membership in the Junior Firemen's Auxiliary by a majority vote of the members of the Tuckerton Fire Company No. 1 present and voting at any meeting at which a quorum shall be present; provided, however, that such membership shall not become effective until the name of the person so elected shall have been reported to the Borough Council by the Chief of said Company, with his approval, and until such election shall be confirmed and approved by resolution of the Borough Council.
The activities and training of the Junior Firemen's Auxiliary shall be governed by the rules and regulations for junior fire fighters adopted by the Borough Council.[1]
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Editor's Note: The rules and regulations for junior fire fighters are on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.