[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Brentwood 4-23-2018 by Ord. No. 1263. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- FIRE COMPANY
- The Brentwood Volunteer Fire Company or any successor agency designated as the official provider of firefighting services for the Borough.
- A commercial entity that provides a policy for property, casualty, liability, or a similar insurance to a person.
- PARKING LOT
- Any portion of an improved parcel of land used for the storage of motor vehicles.
- A corporation partnership, firm, association, organization, trust, or natural person.
The Borough of Brentwood hereby authorizes the Fire Company to recover the costs of materials and equipment used and expended in the course of the provision of emergency services at the scenes of vehicular accidents, hazardous material spills, and similar emergencies that take place within a public street, private street, or parking lot.
As part of its response to the aforementioned emergencies, the Fire Company may ascertain what insurance coverages may be applicable and available. The Fire Company or a designated third-party administrator may, within 30 days of the date that said emergency services are rendered, issue an invoice to the insurer for the provision of said services in accordance with the schedule of fees listed herein.
If the insurer cannot be identified, the Fire Company or a designated third-party administrator is authorized to issue an invoice to the user of said emergency services, and such invoice shall contain explicit written instructions for said person to forward the same to his or her insurer.
All such invoices shall be satisfied within 60 days of issuance, and interest shall accumulate on all unpaid balances at a rate of 10% per annum.
The Borough authorizes the collection of fees for the use and expense of materials and equipment in accordance with the following schedule:
In the event that an insurer fails to satisfy an invoice, the Fire Company may, at its own expense, pursue civil action in a court of competent jurisdiction for the collection of any amounts due, plus attorney fees, or for any relief that may be appropriate. However, under no circumstance shall the Fire Company be permitted to directly collect any emergency service fees from a person other than a responsible insurer.