[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Byram 3-5-1990 by Ord. No. 5-1990. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the following meanings, unless the context clearly indicates a different meaning.
- A vehicle which is designed or intended to be used in providing transportation of wounded, injured, sick, invalid or incapacitated human beings or expectant mothers.
- EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN
- A trained individual who is certified by the State of New Jersey Department of Health as an emergency medical technician.
This chapter is for the purpose of providing adequate transportation for the sick and injured and promoting the public health, safety, comfort and welfare of the citizens of the Township and adjacent incorporated areas.
The Byram Township Volunteer Rescue Squad is hereby created and established with jurisdictional boundaries coextensive with the boundaries of the Township.
The Byram Township Volunteer Rescue Squad shall be composed of one company to be known as the "Lakeland Emergency Squad, Inc.," which will also service under separate agreement and recognition the Township of Andover, the Borough of Andover and any other municipality or entity it may choose.
No person shall hereafter become a member of the Byram Township Volunteer Rescue Squad or any unit thereof unless he or she can satisfy the qualification requirements as set forth in the bylaws of the Lakeland Emergency Squad, Inc.
Upon completion of each ambulance run, the attendants on duty shall complete a record form or its equivalent, as prescribed by the laws of the State of New Jersey.
The ambulance, when in service, shall be equipped with and carry at least the minimum equipment required by the laws of the State of New Jersey and as governed by the New Jersey State First Aid Counsel.
The ambulance service shall offer ambulance service 24 hours per day every day of the year.
It shall be unlawful for any person to give, or make cause to be made, a call for ambulance service without probable cause or to neglect to obey any reasonable order of a driver or emergency medical technician at an ambulance call or to interfere with the ambulance service's discharge of its duties. Any person convicted of violating any provision of this section shall be fined not less than $5 nor more than $500 for each offense.