[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Folcroft 8-8-1994 by Ord. No. 871 (Ch. 1, Part 5A, of the 2006 Code of Ordinances). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Folcroft Fire Company Number 1, organized and existing in the Borough of Folcroft, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, is hereby designated as the officially recognized fire company of the Borough.
The fire company recognized by the Borough is hereby authorized to provide such services to the Borough as may be necessary for the protection of property and persons situated therein, which include, by way of example and not of limitation, the extinguishment and prevention of loss of life and property from fire, automobile accidents, medical emergencies hazardous materials incidents, water rescue and other dangerous situations.
The company may also provide nonemergency and public service functions, such as, again by way of example and not of limitation, removing water from property after storms, and assisting in the removal, abatement and prevention of damage of injury to persons or property, whether through natural causes or man-made situation.
The company may also conduct and participate in such training activities and drills, either within or outside of the Borough, as may be deeded necessary by the officers of the company to maintain proficiency in providing service.
The company may also respond to calls and provide services to municipalities outside of the Borough.
When designated, the fire company may provide a past Fire Chief as County Fire Marshal or the 5th District Fire Marshal or Assistant Fire Marshal. The County Fire Marshal, 5th District Fire Marshal and Assistant Fire Marshal will be authorized by the Borough of Folcroft to act in that capacity and as such is covered under workmen's compensation policy.
In addition to actually participating in the activities of the fire company as authorized above, or in going to or returning from any activity, the members of the fire company recognized by the Borough are also authorized to do the following things:
Function. Fight fires and provide emergency service in the Borough of Folcroft and wherever asked to assist, for the humane purpose of protection and preservation of person, place or thing.
Engage in any type of drill, training, ceremony, practice, test or parade when duly called for or authorized by an officer or officers of the fire company.
Engage in the performance of any other duty or activity authorized by any officer of the recognized fire company.
The moment fire alarm is sounded and/or a silent request is received.
Fire drills and all parts thereof.
Schooling for the betterment of fighting and prevention.
Care of trucks and/or apparatus.
Fire meetings (while attending).
Tag Day and/or fund-raising activities.
Distributing and collecting raffle books.
December: Santa Claus/fire prevention for children.
Rescues (water rescue).
Ambulance service in emergency.
Fire police work.
Assistance of accidents.
Control of crowds on both fire grounds and/or occasions of public or general assembly.
Abatement and/or removal of any hazards to safety or health as might be requested by call or Borough Council.
To participate in official holiday functions as directed by the Fire Chief or his designate.
The purpose of this chapter is to recognize Folcroft Fire Company Number 1 as the official fire company of the Borough, and to state additional authorized activities for firefighters for workmen's compensation purpose.