[HISTORY: Adopted by the City Council of the City of Paterson 5-1-1984 by Ord. No. 84-041; amended in its entirety 12-17-2002 by Ord. No. 02-044. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The purpose of this chapter is to provide compensation to all firefighters who have volunteered and have received an emergency medical technician certification; they shall be paid the sum of $500 per year in two payments: $250 in March and $250 in September payable by voucher to those employees who have satisfactorily completed and have received emergency medical technician certificates.
Firefighters who volunteer to take the emergency medical technician certification course shall take that course during their regular working hours and shall be paid for that time. If a firefighter taking the course is not on duty during the taking of the course, he shall receive compensatory time off for all such time of the course. The City shall bear the expense of the course.
Every three years, an emergency medical technician refresher course must be taken to maintain the emergency medical technician certificate. The cost of said refresher course will be paid by the employee. If said refresher course is not satisfactorily completed, the employee will no longer receive additional compensation.
All firefighters who have satisfactorily completed and have received an emergency medical technician certificate may be assigned to drive an ambulance or perform the duties of an ambulance attendant in an emergency situation.
All firefighters who are asked to perform any duties related to emergency ambulance service will be covered by the same liability insurance as ambulance attendants.
All firefighters who are asked to perform any duties related to emergency ambulance service shall be allowed to wear customary uniform.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all sworn officers of the Fire Division.