[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Indiana as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 5-5-1953 by Ord. No. 616 (Ch. VIII, Part 2, Sec. 51, of the 1971 Code of Ordinances)]
In addition to actually fighting fires or while going to or returning from any fire, the members of the Indiana Fire Department are authorized to do the following things:
Answer any type of fire alarm or call, whether general alarm, private call or investigation of fire report or emergency call of any type, inside or without the Borough of Indiana.
Engage in any type of drill, training, ceremonial, practice, test or parade when duly called or authorized by a proper officer or officers of the Indiana Fire Department.
Engage in the performance of any duty authorized by any officer or officers of the Indiana Fire Department.
[Adopted 3-5-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-02]
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Any person, firm, corporation, association, partnership, consortium, joint venture, commercial entity, or other legal body or entity recognized by law.
- Indiana Fire Association or any other volunteer fire company providing services within Indiana Borough, Indiana County, Pennsylvania, that has a cooperation agreement or mutual aid agreement with Indiana Borough.
The Borough of Indiana does hereby authorize any provider to seek reimbursement for expenses when dispatched to an accident site in Indiana Borough, Indiana County, Pennsylvania.
The provider shall only use such equipment, vehicles, manpower, and supplies as it deems reasonably necessary to address or deal with the accident or occurrence in a proper and safe manner.
Reimbursement for services so provided shall be based on a fee schedule approved by the Borough Council, by resolution, at a regular meeting of the Borough Council.
Providers shall only be entitled to receive reimbursement for accidents or occurrences responded to by those individuals who are properly trained in accordance with applicable law and standards and who are properly requested and dispatched by a legally constituted authority, including a 911 dispatcher.
The provider shall send an invoice to the party liable for the accident or occurrence providing that the payment shall be made within 30 days from the receipt of the invoice. The invoice shall be in a form approved by resolution by the Borough Council at a regular meeting of the Borough Council.
Any person who fails to make timely payment shall be in violation of this article. In the event that a provider is not paid in accordance with this article, the provider shall have the right to bring an action before the Magisterial District Judge to collect reimbursable expenses together with the costs of the action.