[Adopted 12-14-1971 as Ch. IV of the Revised General Ordinances, 1971]
The Town recognizes the Clinton Fire Department, a duly incorporated volunteer fire company, as an agent and instrumentality of the Town for the prevention and control of fire, and that company is authorized to use the hydrants and facilities of the Town in discharging its functions.
[Amended 2-12-1974 by Ord. No. 74-1; 4-14-1987 by Ord. No. 87-6]
Regular officers and members. Officers and members of the Department shall be 18 years of age or more and shall be chosen and admitted to membership in accordance with the bylaws of the company, which, unless and until superseded by rules and regulations of the Town Council, shall govern the Department generally. Members of the Department shall be subject to confirmation by the Town Council prior to taking office.
Junior members. Junior members shall be no less than 15 years of age nor more than 18 years of age and shall be chosen and admitted as junior members in accordance with the bylaws of the company. Junior members shall be subject to confirmation by the Town Council prior to taking office. Junior members shall only do those activities allowed by law for persons of their age and shall be supervised at all times by regular members of the company.
[Amended 11-18-2015 by Ord. No. 15-18]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-55 et seq., a fireman otherwise qualified who has performed 60% of fire duty in the Department during each of seven years shall be entitled to the issuance of an exempt fireman certificate and all of the rights and privileges incident thereto. Sufficiency of service shall be established by records of the Department filed annually with the Town Clerk. Such records shall be verified by the Chief pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-57.