[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Franklin Lakes 2-14-1990 by Ord. No. 893 as Sec. 2-44 of the 1988 Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Borough, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156.1, hereby establishes a reciprocal agreement with each and every municipality within the County of Bergen for intermunicipal police assistance and fire assistance at times of any and all police and fire emergencies. This chapter shall become effective as to each and every other municipality within the County of Bergen at such time as the municipality has in the past adopted or may in the future adopt an ordinance providing for the same terms and conditions set forth herein.
If any member of the Borough's Police Force, Fire Department or Ambulance Corps is summoned to provide services outside the Borough pursuant to an agreement to render assistance and suffers injury or death in the performance of his duties, he or his legal designee or legal representative shall be entitled to such salary, pension rights, workmens' compensation or other benefits as would have accrued if such injury or death had occurred in the performance of duties within the Borough. The Borough shall make no claims for reimbursement from any municipality for damages, injuries, wages and the like for aid rendered by members of its Police Department, Fire Department or Ambulance Corps through any other municipality adopting an ordinance and entering into an agreement in accordance with the terms of this chapter.
In accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156.1 et seq., the members of the Police Department and the Volunteer Fire Department and Ambulance Corps and any other municipality passing an ordinance with the same terms and conditions as this section, while on duty rendering assistance to any other municipality, shall have the same powers, authority and immunities as have the members of the Police Department, Fire Department or Ambulance Corps of the municipality in which such assistance is being rendered.