[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Bath 9-12-2016 by Ord. No. 2016-660. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known as "Recognition of Volunteer Fire Company."
Bath Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Corps, Inc., is a Pennsylvania nonprofit corporation organized and existing under the laws of Pennsylvania. Bath Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Corps, Inc., is also organized and existing in the Borough of Bath, Northampton County, Pennsylvania. Borough of Bath, Northampton County, Pennsylvania ("Borough") hereby designates Bath Volunteer Firefighters and Ambulance Corps, Inc., as the officially recognized volunteer fire company ("Fire Company") for the Borough.
Fire Company recognized by the Borough is hereby authorized to provide such services within the Borough as may be necessary for the protection of property and persons situate therein, which shall 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, and other dangerous situations.
Fire 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 or injury to persons or property, whether through natural causes or man-made situations.
Fire Company may also engage in the performance of any lawful activity.
Fire Company shall provide to the Borough an annual itemized listing of all expenditures of funds received from the Borough before the Borough may consider budgeting additional funding for Fire Company.
Neither the recognition set forth in § 60-2 nor the grant of authorized activities in § 60-3 shall be construed as constituting Fire Company as an agent, department or employee of the Borough except insofar as such effect is provided under the provisions of the Act of October 5, 1980, P.L. 693, No. 142, known as the "Political Subdivision Tort Claims Act."
Editor's Note: See 42 Pa.C.S.A. § 8541 et seq.