[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.]
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
[Added 10-9-1990 by Ord. No. 17-90]
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.
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.