Borough of Larksville, PA
Luzerne County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Larksville as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Pensions and retirement — See Ch. 54, Art. I.
Police and Fire Civil Service Commission — See Ch. 63.
Fire prevention — See Ch. 221.
[Adopted 5-14-1980 by Res. No. 5-1980 (Ch. 10, Art. I, of the 1987 Code)]
A. 
The Fire Chief will keep a record and present to the Chairman of Fire of Larksville Borough Council each year a list of unlimited number of active firefighters between the ages of 18 and 65 for participation in firemanic activities and such emergencies as declared by the Council.
B. 
During an emergency, they shall be considered as Borough employees and, as such, are entitled to the benefits and protection as required by law for volunteer firemen.
Qualifications of active firefighters shall include the following:
A. 
He must be an active member as outlined in the bylaws of his respective company, between 18 and 65 years of age.
B. 
He must be physically and mentally capable of fulfilling the duties as ordered by the officer in charge at the time of an emergency.
C. 
He must be sufficiently trained in firefighting techniques, including mask, ladder, equipment and general principles of firemanic procedures.
A. 
All general rules of safety should be observed responding to all alarms.
B. 
Standby drivers shall be notified by phone by the police arriving at the station on all alarms. A response schedule will be posted monthly by the Chief Engineer.
C. 
The policeman on duty will man the desk in the Borough Building until the standby driver arrives. The policeman shall assure himself that the standby is in proper condition to man the station before leaving his post.
D. 
No more than six men will be allowed to ride the apparatus at one time, and no one shall try to jump on a moving apparatus. No one that is not on the fire list can ride apparatus.
A. 
New members are required to serve a probationary period of two years.
B. 
New members are required to attend and complete a course in basic firefighting (county, state or a recognized school). Council will be notified of changing members.
C. 
New members are required to familiarize themselves with the use and location of equipment on the apparatus. The driver on duty will be responsible for information at the Borough Building on equipment.
Names in the fire call book shall not be deleted or names of other members entered except by the Fire Chief or the Assistant Fire Chief upon approval of Council.
Members not certified as active firefighters will not be permitted to use warning lights on their private vehicles, at the Chief's discretion.
Members are responsible for and must account for all equipment and protective full bunker gear to the Borough or company.
Members injured or who have suffered a heart attack or respiratory condition shall be temporarily removed from the active firefighter list by the Chief until a certificate of fitness to return to duty is produced by his doctor and he is reauthorized by the Chief and Council is notified.
Beginning June 1, 1980, retirement age from the active list will be age 65.
Visually intoxicated members, apparatus drivers and volunteers, at the fire scene, will be temporarily suspended by the officer in charge.
Everyone shall take a complete physical prior to becoming an active member. Larksville Borough will pay for the physical and designate the doctor.
A. 
Any member found guilty of the theft of Borough or company property or of possessions of the victims of a fire or an emergency shall be permanently suspended from the active firefighters list.
B. 
Any violation of these rules as outlined shall be reported to the Fire Chief. Any member who, after investigation, is found to have violated the rules and has failed or refused to correct his action after a reasonable interval shall be temporarily suspended from the active firefighters list. A member temporarily suspended who feels aggrieved by the action shall be privileged to a hearing by the proper authorities of the company and Borough Fire Committee.
C. 
Any member found guilty of reporting a false alarm or bomb scare or who is implicated with an arson case will be automatically suspended from the active firefighters list.