Borough of Chester Heights, PA
Delaware County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Chester Heights as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 97.
[Adopted 1-9-1961 by Res. No. 44]
This body ratifies and approves the mutual assistance programs above noted;[1] and authorizes and urges all qualified members of our fire service and all candidates for membership therein to attend and take part in drills, exercises, and training programs offered or conducted in nearby communities; and also authorizes and urges such members and candidates to take part in any training program sponsored by the Commonwealth, even in places remote from this community, with full assurance that the protection of the insurance contracts which this body maintains for the benefit of its employees will be as fully available to them while they are so employed beyond our boundaries as would be the case if the activities mentioned were performed within the limits of this Municipality.
Editor's Note: The introductory provisions of Res. No. 44 set forth the ratification and approval. A copy is on file in the Borough offices for review.
[Adopted 2-12-2001 by Ord. No. 159]
The Borough of Chester Heights, by and through its authority and its relationship with the Chester Heights Fire Company (and other fire companies providing emergency fire and rescue service in the Borough through mutual aid agreements or otherwise), hereby authorizes such fire companies to recover the reasonable cost of materials and supplies expended and/or consumed as well as the use of, or damage to, equipment or apparatus used in responding to fire or rescue calls.
This authority shall extend to responses to calls involving motor vehicle accidents, motor vehicle fires, environmental incidents, incidents involving the presence of hazardous materials (HAZMATS), and/or any fire deliberately ignited and negligently allowed to become out of control.
In addition to the aforesaid reasonable costs, the fire companies shall be authorized to collect reasonable interest and reasonable administrative expenses in the collection of the reimbursement, as well as any other fee authorized by any statute, case law or common law.