[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Elk 11-2-1978. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Joint dispatching services — See Ch. 13.
Intermunicipal police assistance — See Ch. 27.
The Township of Elk hereby establishes a reciprocal agreement with each and every municipality within the County of Gloucester for intermunicipal fire assistance at times of any and all emergencies.
The Township of Elk hereby agrees to maintain all expenses incurred by members of its Municipal Fire Department and force or volunteer fire company for emergency assistance rendered within or without the boundaries of this community. The Township of Elk shall make no claim for reimbursement from any municipality for damages, injuries, wages and the like, for aid rendered by the members of its Fire Department and force or volunteer fire company through any other community adopting an ordinance with the same terms as this chapter.
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156.1 et seq., the members of the Fire Department and force or volunteer fire company of the Township of Elk and other municipality passing an ordinance with the same terms and conditions as this chapter, while on duty rendering assistance to any other municipality, shall have the same powers, authority and immunities as have the members of the Fire Department and force or volunteer fire company of the municipality in which such assistance is being rendered.
At such times that an emergency may occur and intermunicipal fire aid is requested, the Fire Chief of the municipality wherein the said emergency exists shall be the senior ranking officer of all members of any Fire Department and force or volunteer fire company which may be rendering assistance within the confines of the said municipality.