Township of Ewing, NJ
Mercer County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Ewing as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 11-24-1998 by Ord. No. 98-13 as Ch. 23 of the 1998 Code]
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-95 et seq., there is hereby established an auxiliary to the West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company Number 1, Inc., known as the "West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company Number 1, Inc., Junior Fire Fighters Auxiliary."
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-95 et seq., there is hereby established an auxiliary to the Pennington Road Volunteer Fire Company, known as the "Pennington Road Volunteer Fire Company, Junior Fire Fighters Auxiliary."
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-95 et seq., there is hereby established an auxiliary to the Prospect Heights Volunteer Fire Company Number 1, known as the "Prospect Heights Volunteer Fire Company Number 1 Junior Fire Fighters Auxiliary."
[Adopted 4-11-2000 by Ord. No. 00-10]
Active members of a volunteer fire company or first aid or rescue squad or association in good standing and the dependent children and spouses of such volunteers may apply for a letter of eligibility to enroll in a postsecondary program on a tuition-free basis in a county college, vocational school or technical institute and be eligible to receive tuition credit from such educational institution in an amount not to exceed a maximum of $2,400, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:71-78.1 et seq., as may be amended from time to time, upon filing a pledge of service contract with the Township Clerk and upon verification of their active membership and good standing. Upon filing such contract and verification of active membership and good standing, the Township Clerk shall issue a letter of eligibility to the volunteer to be presented to the appropriate institution.
As used in this article, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACTIVE MEMBERS IN GOOD STANDING
Participation in at least 25% of fire or ambulance calls and participation in all training required by law.
FIRST AID OR RESCUE SQUAD OR ASSOCIATION
The emergency medical service unit of the Pennington Road Fire Company and First Aid Unit, Inc.
VOLUNTEER FIRE COMPANY
The Prospect Heights Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Inc.; the Pennington Road Fire Company and First Aid Unit, Inc.; or the West Trenton Volunteer Fire Company No. 1, Inc.
An active member of a volunteer fire company or first aid or rescue squad or association in good standing who desires to apply for tuition credit pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:71-78.1 et seq. shall execute a pledge of service contract which shall obligate the member to continue to be an active member in good standing for a minimum of four years from the date of signing.
The Chief and President of the applicant's volunteer fire company, first aid or rescue squad or association shall provide, upon demand and under oath, an affidavit or certification that the applicant has been an active member in good standing for the preceding 12 months.
Upon receipt of the pledge of service contract and verification of active membership in good standing, the Township Clerk shall issue a letter of eligibility to the volunteer to be presented to the appropriate educational institution.
Any active members in good standing for the 12 months preceding enactment of this article shall become immediately eligible for participation. Nothing hereunder shall reduce the four-year commitment provided for in the pledge of service contract.
The Township of Ewing reserves the right to modify or suspend this program, without notice, in accord with any modification or suspension imposed by statute.