[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Township of Mount Olive 10-2-1962 (Ch. 23 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 1-26-1986 by Ord. No. 2-86]
There is hereby authorized and established the Mount Olive Township, Morris County, New Jersey, Fire Department, to be composed of three companies, to be known as "Flanders Fire Company No. 1," "Budd Lake Volunteer Fire Department of Mount Olive, New Jersey," and "Budd Lake First Aid and Rescue Squad," and such additional companies as the Township Council may authorize and approve.
[Added 12-21-1999 by Ord. No. 37-99]
Each fire company established by way of § 32-1 of Chapter 32 entitled "Fire Department" of the Code of the Township of Mount Olive shall be entitled to have and is authorized to have auxiliary units comprised of cadets and/or junior firefighters. The auxiliary units shall be subordinate to the fire companies. The auxiliary units shall be subject to the constitution and bylaws adopted by the fire companies for their auxiliary units as well as being subject to all federal, state and local laws and regulations applicable to same.
[Amended 1-22-1974 by Ord. No. 4-74; 5-24-1977 by Ord. No. 15-77; 3-23-1987 by Ord. No. 12-87; 9-25-1990 by Ord. No. 40-90]
Except as otherwise provided by law, no person shall become a member of the Fire Department of the Township of Mount Olive unless he:
Is a citizen of the United States.
Is sound in body and of good health sufficient to satisfy the Board of Trustees of the Police and Firemen's Retirement System of New Jersey as to his eligibility for membership in the retirement system.
Has a high school diploma or an equivalency certificate and is able to read, write and speak the English language well and intelligently.
Is of good moral character.
Has not been convicted of any criminal offense involving moral turpitude.
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, and a record shall be kept of such attendance and duty by the Chief of the Fire Department and reported to the municipal officers annually.
Every person seeking to join the Fire Department shall make application to the company or unit which he desires to join, and, upon his election to membership by a vote of a majority of the unit present and voting, he shall become a member in good standing of the Fire Department, after approval of his membership by the Chief and confirmation by the municipal officers, and his name shall be entered on a roll of firemen kept by the Municipal Clerk.