[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Pittston as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Fire Department — See Ch. 36.
[Adopted 12-18-2002 by Ord. No. 2002-3]
The City of Pittston general fund shall be reimbursed whenever a rescue vehicle responds to an emergency. Said emergencies shall include, but not be limited to, automobile accidents and residential and commercial fires. Emergency rescue services provided by the Fire Department include, but are not limited to, extrication by the jaws of life and the use of any other specialized equipment.
Any person who is rendered the services herein specified shall provide the Pittston City Fire Department with the following information:
The Pittston City Fire Department shall be reimbursed for rescue services based upon the schedule of fees set by resolution of the City Council.
The cost of labor shall include the actual wage rates, including fringe benefits, paid by the City to all personnel involved in the extinguishing of any extraordinary fire or in cleaning up any extraordinary spill or release involving chemicals or petroleum.
The owner of petroleum, chemicals or the common carrier of any type whatsoever, including pipelines carrying said petroleum or chemicals, shall be responsible for the control, extinguishment, or cleanup of petroleum or chemical spills, releases or fire involving said petroleum or chemicals in the City of Pittston. In the event of the failure of the owner or common carrier, including pipelines, to control, extinguish or cleanup any spill, fire or release, the City may perform the necessary work and bill such person to compensate the City for both direct and indirect costs and expenses, including but not limited to special equipment and materials used and labor costs.
Special equipment or material used by the City for which any owner or common carrier will be responsible may include but is not limited to the following: foam, dry chemicals, oil absorbent, etc.
Any applicable charges for rescue services rendered to a person shall be billed by the City, and/or its designated agent(s), to the person and/or the person's insurance carrier. Reimbursement will be for but not limited to personnel labor, cost of material used, environmental damages, equipment loss, including all personal protective clothing being worn by the rescue personnel, and any other hidden cost to the Pittston City Fire Department or the City of Pittston.
Nothing in this article shall authorize any City bureau or department or City staff member or bureau or department personnel to refuse or delay any rescue service to any person, firm, organization or corporation due to the lack of insurance coverage or ability to pay for said rescue service.
Any person who shall fail, neglect or refuse to comply with any of the terms or provisions of this article or of any regulation or requirement pursuant hereto and authorized hereby shall, upon conviction thereof, be ordered to pay a fine of $1,000 and, in default of payment of fines and costs, imprisoned not more than 90 days. Each day's violation shall constitute a separate offense.