Township of Wayne, NJ
Passaic County
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[HISTORY: 1988 Code §§ 17-1—17-6 adopted as amended through December 31, 2013. Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township of Wayne hereby establishes, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156 et seq., a reciprocal agreement with each and every municipality within the County of Passaic and the contiguous County of Morris for intermunicipal police, fire and first aid assistance at times of any and all emergencies. This chapter shall become effective as to each and every other municipality within said counties at such times that said municipality has in the past or may in the future adopt an ordinance providing the same terms and conditions set forth herein and including the Township of Wayne within its coverage.
The Township of Wayne agrees to bear all reasonable expenses incurred by members of its Municipal Police Department, Fire Department and First Aid Squad for emergency assistance rendered within or without the boundaries of this community. The Township of Wayne shall make no claim for reimbursement from any municipality, adopting an ordinance providing the same terms and conditions set forth herein for damages, injuries, wages and the like in connection with aid rendered by the members of its Police Department, Fire Department and First Aid Squad through any other municipality.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156.2, the members of the Police Department of the Township of Wayne and any other municipality passing an ordinance with the same terms and conditions as this chapter while on duty rendering assistance to any other municipality shall have the same powers, authority and immunities as do the members of the police force of the municipality in which such assistance is being rendered.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156 et seq., the members of the Fire Department of the Township of Wayne and any other municipality passing an ordinance with the same terms and conditions as this chapter while on duty rendering assistance to any other municipality shall have the same powers, authority and immunities as do the members of the Fire Department of the municipality in which such assistance is being rendered.
In accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156 et seq., any member of the First Aid Squad of the Township of Wayne and any other municipality passing an ordinance with the same terms and conditions as this chapter while on duty rendering assistance to any other municipality shall have the same powers, authority and immunities as do the members of the First Aid Department of the municipality in which such assistance is being rendered.
At such time that an emergency may occur and intermunicipal aid is requested, the Chief of Police of the municipality wherein said emergency exists shall be the senior ranking officer of all members of any Police Department which may be rendering assistance within the confines of said municipality; the Chief of the Fire Department of the municipality wherein said emergency exists shall be the senior ranking officer; and the officer in charge of the First Aid Squad of the municipality wherein said emergency exists shall be the senior ranking officer.