Township of Eagleswood, NJ
Ocean County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Eagleswood 12-21-1979 by Ord. No. 14-79 (Ch. 8 of the 1977 Township Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 28-1 Purpose.

It is the purpose of this chapter to establish the Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 as the Township's official volunteer fire company in order to facilitate its entry into the New Jersey State Firemen's Association.

§ 28-2 Declaration.

It is hereby determined and declared that the Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, a duly incorporated volunteer fire company of the State of New Jersey, is and shall continue to be the official volunteer fire company of the Township of Eagleswood.

§ 28-3 Membership requirements.

No person shall hereafter become a member of the Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 or any unit thereof unless above the age of 18 years and not over the age of 40 years and a citizen of the United States of good moral character. He or she shall be physically fit to perform the duties of a fireman as evidenced by a certificate to that effect by a practicing physician of the State of New Jersey. This certificate shall be provided at either member's own expense or the expense of the Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1.

§ 28-4 Duties.

Every member of the fire department shall, in each and every year, perform at least 60% of duty, to be composed of actual attendance and duty at fires and drills. A record shall be kept of such attendance and duty by the Chief of the Fire Department and reported to the Township Committee annually.

§ 28-5 Membership application.

Each person seeking to join the Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 shall make application to the company and upon election to membership by vote of a majority of the unit present and voting, he or she shall become a member in good standing of the Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 after approval of his or her membership by the Chief of the Department and confirmation by the Township Committee. His or her name shall be entered on a roll of firemen kept by the Township Clerk.

§ 28-6 Exemptions.

Exemption certificates from the above requirements may be issued to members of the Eagleswood Volunteer Fire Company No. 1 who shall have served seven years in active duty under municipal control.

§ 28-7 File copy with state.

Upon adoption of this chapter, the Township Clerk is hereby authorized and directed to forward a certified copy of this chapter to the New Jersey State Firemen's Association.

§ 28-8 Contract with Eagleswood Township for firefighting services.

[Added 10-9-1990 by Ord. No. 17-90]
A. 
The Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Eagleswood do hereby authorize the execution of a contract with the Eagleswood Township Volunteer Fire Company for firefighting services, a copy of which is attached hereto and incorporated herein by reference.
B. 
A copy of this section, with the contract annexed thereto, shall be kept on file in the office of the Eagleswood Township Clerk and shall be available for public inspection.