Township of Lower, NJ
Cape May County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Lower as Sec. 2A-2 of the 1975 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Administration of government — See Ch. 3.
Mutual aid for police and fire — See Ch. 73, Art. I.
Rescue squads — See Ch. 115.
There is hereby authorized and established a volunteer fire company, known as the "Wildwood Villas Volunteer Fire Company"; the volunteer fire company may be expanded to include such additional companies as the Township Council may further authorize and approve.
There is hereby authorized and established a volunteer fire company, known as the "Town Bank Volunteer Fire Company"; the volunteer fire company may be expanded to include such additional companies as the Township Council may further authorize and approve.
There is hereby authorized and established a volunteer fire company known as "Erma Volunteer Fire Company"; the volunteer fire company may be expanded to include such additional companies as the Township Council may further authorize and approve.
[Amended by Ord. No. 81-17; Ord. No. 85-5]
No person shall hereafter become a member of any fire department of any volunteer fire company or department or any unit thereof within the confines of the Township of Lower, unless above the age of 18 and not over the age of 45, a citizen of the United States, and a resident of the Township of Lower, Cape May County, New Jersey, for upwards of one year. 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 Department 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 and duty by the Chief of the Fire Department and reported to the Township officers annually.
Every person seeking to join the Fire Department shall make application to the company or unit which he desires to join, and upon his election to membership by vote of a majority of the unit present and voting he shall become a member in good standing of the Fire Department after approval of his membership by the Chief and confirmation by the Township officers, and his name shall be entered on a roll of firemen kept by the Township Clerk.
Exemption certificates may be issued to members of the Fire Department who shall have served seven years in active duty under municipal control, as required by law of April 29, 1936, as amended May 26, 1936.