Township of Deerfield, NJ
Cumberland County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Deerfield 4-3-1985 by Ord. No. 1985-2 (Ch. 13 of the 1984 Code). Amendments noted where applicable]
Fire prevention — See Ch. 93.
[Amended 12-3-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-7]
There is hereby authorized and established the Township of Deerfield Volunteer Fire Department, to be composed of one company, to be known as the "Rosenhayn Volunteer Fire Company," and such additional companies as the Township of Deerfield Committee may authorize and approve.
No person shall hereafter become a member of the Fire Department of the Township of Deerfield, or any unit thereof, unless above the age of 18 and not over the age of 40, a citizen of the United States, of good moral character, a resident of the Township of Deerfield, County of Cumberland, for upwards of one year. He shall be physically fit to perform the duties of a fireman evidenced by a certificate to that effect by a practicing physician of the State of New Jersey, after physical examination for that purpose.
Every member of the Fire Department shall, in each and every year, perform at least 60% of duty to be composed of actual attendance and duty at fires and drills, and a record shall be kept of such attendance and duty by the Chief of the Fire Department and reported to the municipal officers annually.
Every person seeking to join the Fire Department shall make application to the company or unit which he desires to join, and upon his election to membership by vote of a majority of the unit present and voting, he shall become a member in good standing of the Fire Department, after approval of his membership by the Chief and confirmation by the municipal officers, and his name shall be entered on a roll of firemen kept by the Municipal Clerk.
Exemption certificates may be issued to members of the Fire Department who shall have served seven years in active duty, under municipal contract, as required by law of April 29, 1935, as amended May 26, 1936.