Township of West Lampeter, PA
Lancaster County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Supervisors of the Township of West Lampeter 11-21-1994 by Ord. No. 129. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention under the Uniform Construction Code — See Ch. 120.
Lampeter Fire Company No. 1 and the Willow Street Fire Company ("Fire Companies," or individually, "Fire Company"), organized and existing in the Township of West Lampeter, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, are hereby designated as the officially recognized fire companies for the Township of West Lampeter.
The Fire Companies recognized by the Township are hereby authorized to provide such services to the Township as may be necessary for the protection of property and persons situate therein, which include, by way of example and not of limitation, the extinguishment and prevention of loss of life and property from fire, automobile accidents, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, and other dangerous situations.
The Fire Companies may also provide nonemergency and public service functions, such as, again by way of example and not of limitation, removing water from property after storms, and assisting in the removal, abatement and prevention of damage or injury to persons or property, whether through natural causes or man-made situations.
The Fire Companies may also conduct and participate in such training activities and drills, either within or outside of the Township, as may be deemed necessary by the officers of the Fire Company to maintain proficiency in providing service.
The Fire Companies may also respond to calls and provide services to municipalities outside of the Township.
In addition to actually participating in the activities of the Fire Companies as authorized above, or in going to or returning from any activity, the members of the Fire Companies recognized by the Township are also authorized to do the following things:
Engage in any type of drill, training, ceremony, practice, test or parade when duly called for or authorized by an officer or officers of the Fire Company;
Engage in fund-raising activities for the Fire Company, when authorized by an officer or officers of the Fire Company;
Engage in the performance of any other duty or activity authorized by any officer of the recognized Fire Company.
The purpose of this chapter is to recognize the Fire Companies as the official fire companies of the Township, and to state additional authorized activities for fire fighters for worker's compensation purposes.