City of Port Republic, NJ
Atlantic County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Port Republic 2-14-1984 by Ord. No. 32-1984 (Ch. 7 of the 1982 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 133.
There is hereby authorized and established the Port Republic Fire Company, to be comprised of one company to be known as the "Port Republic Volunteer Fire Company No. 1."
[Amended 2-12-2019 by Ord. No. 03-2019]
No person shall hereafter become a member of the Fire Company of the City of Port Republic unless above the age of 18 (or above the age of 16 to become a junior member), is a citizen of the United States, of good moral character, and a resident of the City of Port Republic, County of Atlantic, upward of one year. He or she shall be physically fit to perform the duties of a fireperson, evidenced by a certificate to that effect by a practicing physician of the State of New Jersey after physical examination for that purpose.
Every member of the Fire Company shall, in each and every year, perform at least 60% of duty, to be composed of actual attendance and duty at fires and drills, and the records shall be kept of such attendance and duty by the Chief of the Fire Company and reported to the City Council annually and at such other times as the City Council may require or the Chief of the Fire Company deems necessary or advisable.
Every person seeking to join the Fire Company shall make application to the Fire Company, and upon his election to membership by a majority of the unit present and voting, he or she shall become a member in good standing of the Fire Company, after approval of his or her membership by the Chief and confirmation by the City Council, and his name shall be entered on a roll of firepersons kept by the City Clerk.
Exemption certificates may be issued to members of the Fire Company who shall have served seven years of active duty under municipal control, as required by law of April 29, 1935, as amended May 26, 1936, or as may be amended.[1]
Editor's Note: See now N.J.S.A. 40A:14-55 et seq.