[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of New Eagle as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Borough of New Eagle has within its boundary a volunteer fire company, to wit the New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department (hereinafter referred to as the "fire company");
The said fire company is equipped to utilize certain emergency rescue tools and equipment as a means of saving lives and property;
The purchase (and maintenance) of said tools and equipment is a high and unusual expense for the said fire company;
The necessity for utilizing the same usually results from an act of negligence (of a third party);
The said fire company has requested the Council of the Borough of New Eagle to authorize it to effectuate recovery of the cost of said tools and equipment and the wear and tear upon such, for the cost of the specialized training for the use of such, and for the replacement of exhausted materials when utilization is the result of an act of negligence (of a third party);
Frequently, third parties maintain insurance coverage to effectuate the recovery of the cost of utilization of said tools, equipment and material by said fire company; and
The Council of the Borough of New Eagle has the authority to authorize the fire company to attempt to effectuate the recovery of costs thereof in the event that utilization of the same was required as a result of an act of negligence (of a third party).
The New Eagle Volunteer Fire Department is hereby authorized to bill third parties for recovery of the loss described above in the event that said loss is brought about as the result of a third party's act of negligence, said negligence as defined by the fire company's own definition as per the standards within the industry. Charges for rescue efforts and such loss shall be made pursuant to the attached billing schedule as identified as Exhibit "A" and incorporated herein, updated yearly as per the actual losses sustained.
Editor's Note: Said schedule of charges is on file in the Borough office.