[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of West Mifflin 5-4-1993 by Ord. No. 996 (Ch. 7, Part 2, of the 1999 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The West Mifflin Fire Companies No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4, organized and existing in the Borough of West Mifflin, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, are hereby designated as the officially recognized fire companies for the Borough.
The fire companies recognized by the Borough are hereby authorized to provide such services to the Borough 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 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 companies may also conduct and participate in such training activities and drills, either within or outside of the Borough, as may be deemed necessary by the officers of the company to maintain proficiency in providing service.
The companies may also respond to calls and provide services to municipalities outside of the Borough.
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 Borough 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 companies.
Engage in fund-raising activities for the fire companies when authorized by an officer or officers of the fire companies.
Engage in the performance of any other duty or activity authorized by any officer of the recognized fire companies.
The purpose of this chapter is to recognize the fire companies as the official fire companies of the Borough and to state additional authorized activities for firefighters for workmen's compensation purposes.