Township of Rochelle Park, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Rochelle Park 11-12-2003 by Ord. No. 899-03.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance superseded former Ch. 16, First Aid and Emergency Squad, adopted 6-26-1986 by Ord. No. 523, as amended.
The Township Committee of the Township of Rochelle Park deems it vital to the public interest to establish a First Aid and Emergency Squad for the general health and welfare of the community and the Township in particular.
The Squad shall, in emergencies and when called upon, render ambulance and first-aid service in accordance with this chapter and with all applicable federal and state statutes, rules and regulations and in accordance with all bylaws, rules and regulations established hereunder.
The conduct of each member of this organization shall be such as to bring credit to the Squad, and each member shall carefully avoid any action or deed, on or off duty, which would bring discredit to this organization or other members of the organization. Any breach of this code shall be dealt with according to the disciplinary rules contained in this chapter.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
COMMISSIONER
The member of the Committee of the Township of Rochelle Park assigned by the Township Committee to be the Committee's representative to the Squad.
LINE OFFICERS
The Captain. First Lieutenant and Second Lieutenant of the Squad.
SQUAD
The First Aid and Emergency Squad of the Township of Rochelle Park.
A. 
The Squad shall consist of no more than 40 active members, including officers, but may include such number of additional inactive members as may be determined by this chapter.
B. 
As a condition for membership and continued membership in the Squad, each member shall:
(1) 
Be a resident of the Township of Rochelle Park or any municipality within two miles of the border of the Township of Rochelle Park; however, in the event that the member does not reside within Rochelle Park or within a two-mile radius of the Township of Rochelle Park, the member must agree to be stationed and remain at Ambulance Headquarters or within a two-mile radius of Ambulance Headquarters for the duration of his/her duty shift.
[Amended 10-16-2013 by Ord. No. 1063-13]
(2) 
Be at least 18 years of age.
(3) 
Be in good physical condition and be capable of carrying safely, with another squad member, an adult weighing 175 pounds, in a confined stairwell, on a piece of equipment normally used by the Squad in the performance of its duties.
(4) 
Be able to speak and understand the English language.
(5) 
Hold a current valid New Jersey driver's license.
(6) 
Be the holder of a currently dated New Jersey State Department of Health emergency medical technician certificate (EMT). A candidate may come on the Squad if he/she will have been enrolled in an EMT training program within six months of joining the Squad, but he/she must obtain the EMT card within one year of joining or be automatically suspended until such time as this condition is met.
(7) 
Successfully complete a police background check in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 27 of the Code of the Township of Rochelle Park. The results of the background check shall be submitted, by the Township Administrator, to the Captain of the First Aid and Emergency Squad for consideration in connection with an application for new membership and continued membership in the squad.
[Added 8-16-2006 by Ord. No. 954-06]
C. 
All appointments to and terminations from the Squad shall be submitted to the Township Committee for its review and approval.
A. 
The administrative officers (if necessary) shall consist of a President (who shall attain at least five years of continuous and active service on the Squad during his/her term as President), Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary (who shall attain at least two years of continuous and active service on the Squad during his/her term of office).
B. 
The duties of the officers are as follows:
(1) 
President: shall preside at all meetings; he/she shall appoint all committees and be ex officio member of same. He/she shall conduct and be responsible for all administrative business. He/she shall be considered as official spokesman for the Squad.
(2) 
Vice President: shall assume the duties of the President in his/her absence. Should the office of President become vacant, the Vice President shall assume the office and title of President.
(3) 
Treasurer: shall be the custodian of the funds of the Squad and shall maintain accurate records of the condition of such funds, including receipts and disbursements.
(4) 
Secretary: shall keep a true and accurate record of the proceedings of the Squad at each meeting. The Secretary shall answer all communications and send out all notices in a timely manner.
(5) 
Corresponding Secretary: will work with the President as needed.
C. 
Should any Squad office become vacant, except for President, as outlined above, a special election shall be held at the next regular monthly meeting.
A. 
The line officers of the Squad shall consist of a Captain (who shall attain at least five years of continuous and active service on the Squad during his/her term as Captain and have served at least one year as Lieutenant), First Lieutenant and Second Lieutenant (who shall attain at least three years of continuous and active service on the Squad during his/her term a Lieutenant). All line officers must be certified in Incident Command System prior to being elected to any line office.
B. 
The duties of the line officers shall be:
(1) 
Captain: shall be in charge of the actual operation of the Squad, subject to the direction of the Township Committee, including its equipment and building, and shall be responsible for the good order of such. He/she shall conduct drill meetings, prepare and post all duty rosters, inspect annually the driver's license and EMT certification of each member, report monthly to the Township Committee, through the Commissioner, respecting the condition of all apparatus and equipment of the Squad, the activities of the Squad and the Youth Squad and the status of its membership, and shall provide such other information concerning the Squad as may be requested, from time to time, by the Commission of the Township Committee.
(2) 
First Lieutenant: shall assist the Captain and, in his/her absence, perform all of his/her duties and be in charge of all radio equipment.
(3) 
Second Lieutenant: shall assist the Captain and First Lieutenant and, in the absence of the First Lieutenant, shall perform all of his/her duties and be in charge of the ordering and stocking of all medical and oxygen supplies.
C. 
The Squad may create additional service officer positions, and prescribe the duties and qualifications of such, it deems necessary for the operation of the Squad.
A. 
The election of the officers of the Squad shall take place at the November meeting of the Squad, by closed ballot, with no proxy voting permitted, and election to any office shall be by a majority of the votes cast for that office.
B. 
The officers so elected shall enter upon the duties of their offices on the first day of January following their election and shall serve for a period of one year and until their successors are elected and qualified.
C. 
Officers may be elected to succeed themselves with no maximum service restriction.
D. 
In the event of a vacancy in any office, the unexpired term shall be filled at the next regular monthly meeting of the Squad, and each member of the Squad shall receive written notification at least 48 hours in advance advising of the vacancy and stating that the same shall be filled by election at such meeting. Elections to fill vacancies shall be by ballot in the manner described above respecting the election of officers at the annual election.
A. 
Probationary membership:
(1) 
In order to be considered for probationary membership, an individual must have successfully completed an EMT training program and obtained an EMT certificate.
(2) 
Probationary status is defined as a period of time in which the individual will be given the opportunity to participate in all phases and become acclimated with the operation of the Squad. However, during this time, he/she will be permitted to ride the ambulance only as a third or fourth member and will not be permitted to drive the ambulance except for training purposes, unless otherwise approved and under the discretion of a line officer.
(3) 
An individual will remain on probation for a six-month period, at which time he/she may apply to the general membership for senior membership. With the recommendation of a line officer, a probationary member may come off probation sooner than six months. In either case, a majority vote of the voting members present at a regular Squad meeting is needed to grant an individual senior membership.
(4) 
Probationary members may attend all meetings, however, they shall not be permitted to vote and will not be considered part of a quorum.
(5) 
A probationary member may be dropped from the Squad at any time during his/her probationary period for just cause by a majority vote of the membership present at a regular Squad meeting.
(6) 
Members who have transferred from another squad shall serve a probationary period of three months.
B. 
Senior membership:
(1) 
Senior members must have the knowledge and skills necessary to provide Basic Life Support as evidenced by maintaining certification as an EMT as recognized by the New Jersey State Department of Health and American Heart Association certification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation for the health-care provider.
(2) 
All senior members shall comply with such additional training requirements as established by the Squad. Failure to comply with this section will result in immediate suspension from the Squad until all requirements in which he/she was previously delinquent are met.
(3) 
All senior members must attend 60% of regular monthly meetings in order to retain their senior membership status, unless otherwise excused for just cause by the Captain of the Squad.
(4) 
All active senior members shall have one vote.
(5) 
All senior members are required to answer 30% of all calls per year.
C. 
(Reserved)[1]
[1]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection C, Associate membership, was repealed 10-17-2012 by Ord. No. 1053-12.
D. 
(Reserved)[2]
[2]
Editor’s Note: Former Subsection D, Active life membership, was repealed 5-15-2013 by Ord. No. 1060-13.
E. 
Observer status:
(1) 
A person may come on the Squad if he/she is currently, or will be within six months' time, en rolled in an EMT training program and will obtain an EMT certificate within one year of joining, or otherwise be automatically dropped from the Squad.
(2) 
An observer must be minimally certified in American Heart Association CPR for the health-care provider.
(3) 
An observer may ride on the ambulance only to observe and may not evaluate or treat any patient with the exception of performing CPR. However, an observer will not be allowed to ride on a call where there already is a full crew of four members.
(4) 
Observers can only respond with the ambulance and only with the Captain's prior approval.
[Added 10-17-2012 by Ord. No. 1053-12]
(5) 
Observers must have successfully completed a police background check.
[Added 10-17-2012 by Ord. No. 1053-12[3]]
[3]
Editor’s Note: This ordinance also repealed former Subsection F, Designated driver/lifter, which immediately followed this subsection.
A. 
Active members must fulfill their duty assignments of riding one night shift each week and one weekend shift each month. If a member cannot fulfill his/her assignment, that member must attempt to secure a substitute and notify the Captain, other line officer or senior crew member as to who will act as the substitute.
[Amended 5-15-2013 by Ord. No. 1060-13]
B. 
The crews shall check the ambulances and equipment as per schedule. A rig check sheet must be completed for every shift and any deficiencies noted and, wherever possible, corrected.
C. 
The building and vehicles must be kept clean and orderly.
[Amended 5-15-2013 by Ord. No. 1060-13]
A. 
Any member who attains 10 years of active service in good standing may be considered for lifetime membership. To be considered a member in good standing, the following must be achieved:
(1) 
Must meet the requirements of LOSAP and/or the requirements for active membership.
(2) 
Cannot have more than two suspensions within a five-year period.
B. 
Any member who retires from active service and becomes an inactive life member shall return all appropriate Squad equipment.
C. 
An inactive life member shall be eligible to attend and participate in all meetings, but shall not vote.
D. 
Upon becoming in inactive life member, the member’s badge number shall be retired from the active service roster. This shall not apply to Badge Nos. 1, 2 and 3.
E. 
Active life membership. A life member may be considered an active member with all privileges of regular membership by fulfilling a minimum duty requirement of one duty shift per month. However, such life member may not be eligible to hold the office of Captain, Lieutenant or Training Officer.
A. 
A quorum shall constitute the physical presence of 50% plus one of the voting membership.
B. 
General meetings shall be held at least once a month, the exact day being at the discretion of the President or Captain of the Squad.
C. 
A special meeting may be called at any time by the President or Captain or by a written request to the President or Captain by five qualified voting members. All members must have 36 hours written notice of such a meeting.
D. 
Any member who cannot be at a meeting for just cause as substantiated by the Secretary, may submit a write-in ballot to the Secretary prior to the start of the meeting.
A. 
The apparatus and equipment of the Squad shall be used only for the purpose for which it is intended and for which the Squad is established, including training purposes, and also including participation in parades and official ceremonies when authorized by the Township Committee or by the Commissioner.
B. 
The members of the Squad shall be responsible for the care and operation of the apparatus and equipment and shall observe all Squad rules and regulations regarding such operation and care.
C. 
No member of the Squad shall tamper with apparatus or equipment or fix or repair the same unless so authorized by the Captain or, in his absence, the First Lieutenant or, in the absence of both the Captain and First Lieutenant, the Second Lieutenant.
D. 
No member under the age of 18 shall drive an ambulance.
E. 
The acquisition of any apparatus or equipment, the making of any purchase or the entering into any contract, the cost or contract price of which, in whole or in part, is to be paid with or out of public funds, shall be acquired, made or entered into only in accordance with applicable law and the Township's standard purchasing procedures.
A. 
The Squad is hereby authorized and empowered to establish rules and regulations which shall provide for the administration and operation of the Squad and prescribe the duties and rules of conduct of the members thereof and shall contain such other matters as are necessary or useful for the proper functioning of the Squad. Said rules and regulations shall not become effective until first presented to and approved by the Township Committee.
B. 
Said rules and regulations and any amendments or supplements thereto must be accepted by 2/3 majority vote of the membership present and voting at a meeting of the membership of the Squad. Notice of such proposed rules and regulations and amendments or supplements thereto shall be given, by mail, to each member at least seven days prior to the date of such meeting.
A. 
Grounds for suspension. Failure to obey a lawful order of a line officer, insubordination to a line officer, negligence or willfully improper misconduct in the performance of duty (including practice drills, training sessions, inspections, emergency calls or other squad duties) and violation of the provisions of this chapter or any other applicable ordinance or statute or any applicable rule or regulation adopted thereunder or of the rules and regulations of the Squad shall constitute grounds for suspension or expulsion of a member of the Squad.
B. 
If the Captain or any other line officer has reason to believe that there are grounds for expulsion or suspension of any Squad member for any of the reasons set out in Subsection A above, he/she shall prepare a written statement of the charges against such member. If such charges are made by a line officer other than the Captain, they shall, promptly after such written statement is prepared, be delivered to the Captain.
C. 
The Captain shall fix a date, time and place when such charges shall be heard by the Disciplinary Committee (consisting of the line officers and two senior members randomly selected on an annual basis) and shall cause to be served upon the Squad member so charged a written copy of the charges against him, together with a written notice of the date, time and place when such charges shall be heard, provided that such hearing shall be held not less than 10 days after the written charges and the written notice of hearing are served upon the Squad member whose conduct is the subject of such charges. The Captain shall also cause notice of such hearing to be given to the Disciplinary Committee not less than five days prior to the date fixed for the hearing.
D. 
At the hearing to be held before the Disciplinary Committee, the Captain or presiding officer shall announce the charges to the Committee. The line officer who has made such charges shall present the grounds therefor and the reasons why such charges were made and any facts and information, including testimony by anyone having knowledge which relates to the charges, which he/she believes substantiates the charges. Any Squad member shall have the right to present any information or facts which may relate thereto. The Squad member who is charged with misconduct shall have the right to be heard with respect to such charges and to present such information or facts as he believes relates to the charges or his defense thereto, including testimony of persons having knowledge or information which relates thereto. The Squad member who is charged shall also have the right to appear with an attorney, provided that any cost thereof shall be at such Squad member's sole cost and expense.
[Amended 10-17-2012 by Ord. No. 1053-12]
E. 
At the conclusion of the hearing, the Disciplinary Committee shall vote to determine guilt or innocence of the charges presented and, if guilty, whether the member found guilty should be expelled from membership or suspended and, if suspended, the duration of such suspension. Any finding of guilty and imposition of any penalty shall require a majority vote of the Disciplinary Committee. The result of the hearing shall, promptly thereafter, be reported to the Township Committee by the Captain.
F. 
The Captain shall have the right to suspend any member of the Squad for any of the reasons set forth in Subsection A if the Captain determines that there are reasonable grounds to believe that the member has committed one or more of the acts described in Subsection A and if he/she determines that the charges are sufficiently serious to require immediate action, provided that the Captain shall first give the member an opportunity to be heard. Following such suspension, the Captain shall forthwith prepare a written charge, which shall be forthwith served upon the member, and, if the member suspended so demands, notwithstanding the notice provisions of Subsection C, a hearing before the Disciplinary Committee shall be held, provided that such member gives written notice to the Secretary of the Squad within five days of the effective date of the suspension. The Captain shall give at least three days' written notice thereof to the Disciplinary Committee and to the Township Committee. Such trial shall take place no less than five days after the date of such notice.
[Amended 10-17-2012 by Ord. No. 1053-12]
G. 
If any member shall be expelled or suspended from the Squad, such member may appeal such removal or suspension to the Township Committee. Such appeal shall be made by giving notice thereof to the Secretary of the Squad and to the Township Clerk within 10 days after notice of such expulsion or suspension is given to such member. The Township Committee shall hear the matter de novo and may affirm such expulsion or suspension if it finds the member guilty, or, if it finds the member guilty but believes the penalty imposed to be unduly severe, it may reduce such penalty, or, if it finds the member not guilty, it shall forthwith reinstate him/her as an active member of the Squad.
[Amended 11-10-2010 by Ord. No. 1025-10]
A. 
All requests for leave must be submitted to the Captain in writing.
B. 
All requests should state the following information:
(1) 
Duration of leave.
(2) 
Reason(s) for leave (medical, personal, student).
C. 
All personal leaves of absence are allowed up to six months' duration. A member who wishes to extend his/her leave beyond six months must submit his/her request in writing to the Squad Secretary to be brought before the full membership for a vote.
D. 
All student leaves are allowed up to eight months' duration. A member who wishes to extend his/her leave beyond eight months must submit his/her request in writing to the Squad Secretary to be brought before the full membership for a vote.
E. 
All leaves of 30 days or more require him/her to turn in their key, pager and badge to the Captain.
F. 
When a member returns from a medical leave of absence he/she must submit a written statement from their attending physician that they are physically able to return to active duty.
G. 
Physical disability of a member.
(1) 
Any member who, by reason of injury or illness, shall become temporarily unable to perform the duties required of a Squad member shall be placed on inactive status. If, after a period of six months on inactive status, the member shall remain unable to perform the duties of a Squad member, such inability shall be deemed permanent, and the member shall be retired from the Squad; provided, however, that, if it shall be established to the satisfaction of the Township Committee that such disability is not permanent, such inactive status may be continued for an additional period of time as determined by the Township Committee.
(2) 
If at any time, by reason of accident or illness or otherwise, the Captain in his judgment believes that there exists a question as to whether a member is able to perform the duties of a Squad member, the Captain may instruct such member to obtain a physical examination by a physician, at the Squad's expense, for the purpose of determining the member's ability to fulfill the duties of Squad member. If the report of such examination shall show a member's inability to perform the duties of a Squad member, such member shall be placed on inactive status as provided in Subsection G(1) above.
(3) 
A Squad member who contests a finding that he or she is unable to perform the duties of a Squad member by reason of disability may appeal such decision to the Township Committee in the manner provided in § 16-14.
A. 
If at any time the Captain determines that a Squad member shall have failed or ceased to comply with the conditions for membership in the Squad as set out in § 16-5B hereof or in any other applicable ordinance, statute, rule or regulation, he/she shall so advise the Squad member and give him/her a reasonable opportunity, within the time period described by the Captain, to correct such failure or remedy such condition. In the event that such failure is not corrected or such condition is not remedied within such time period, the Captain shall suspend such member from active service until the same has been accomplished, and, if not accomplished within six months from the date of such suspension, such member shall be retired from membership in the Squad, provided that such Squad member shall have the right to demand a hearing before the Disciplinary Committee on any such decision made by the Captain, and in such event a hearing shall be held in the manner and pursuant to the notice required by § 16-14 hereof, and provided, any such action shall be subject to appeal to the Township Committee, as provided in § 16-14.
B. 
It shall be the responsibility of the Captain to determine that all Squad members comply with all applicable requirements of federal and state law and applicable requirements of the New Jersey State First Aid Council enacted pursuant to federal or state law with respect to training, qualifications and certifications of Squad members, and any Squad member who shall not have complied with any such training qualification or certification requirement shall not be permitted to engage in any activity of the Squad for which such training, qualification or certification shall be required. The filing with the Township Committee or with any other agency of all required certifications relative to the training and qualifications of Squad members shall be the responsibility of the Captain.
A. 
Establishment and qualifications for membership.
(1) 
There is hereby created and established in and for the Township of Rochelle Park a Youth Squad for the First Aid and Emergency Squad for the Township of Rochelle Park.
(2) 
The Youth Squad shall be limited to persons between the ages of 16 and 18 years, each of whom shall be a resident of the Township of Rochelle Park or any municipality within two miles of the border of the Township of Rochelle Park, in good health, as shall be so certified by a physician licensed to practice in the State of New Jersey.
(3) 
Each applicant for Youth Squad membership shall have the written permission therefor of his/her parent or guardian, and such written permission shall be in such form as shall be approved by the Captain of the First Aid and Emergency Squad for the Township of Rochelle Park, and which written permission shall be kept as part of the permanent record of the First Aid and Emergency Squad by the Secretary thereof.
(4) 
Members of the Youth Squad shall be insured with the same coverage and in the same amounts provided for the regular members of the First Aid and Emergency Squad of the Township of Rochelle Park.
B. 
Rules and regulations. The rules and regulations of the First Aid and Emergency Squad of the Township of Rochelle Park shall be the rules and regulations to govern the activities of the Youth Squad consistent with and in conformance with the following:
(1) 
No Youth Squad member shall be required to perform the same actual emergency duties as a member of the First Aid and Emergency Squad.
(2) 
The Captain of the Township of Rochelle Park's First Aid and Emergency Squad shall provide for an education program for first aid and emergency services designed to train the members of the Youth Squad in the providing of first aid and emergency services as authorized by this chapter and the laws of the State of New Jersey. Such training shall be with a view toward qualifying such Youth Squad members as qualified and certified members of the regular First Aid and Emergency Squad of the Township of Rochelle Park.
(3) 
The Captain of the First Aid and Emergency Squad may direct advisers and training officers to assist him in the training of the Youth Squad members.
(4) 
The Captain of the First Aid and Emergency Squad shall file reports with the governing body concerning the membership, training and status of the Youth Squad, which reports shall be filed by the month of January in each year.
(5) 
The members of the Youth Squad shall attend emergency services performed by the First Aid and Emergency Squad, provided that they shall have completed their training and have been approved by the Captain. Youth Squad members may, at the discretion of and in the presence of a regular Squad member, assist in equipment maintenance and inventory and may participate in training exercises scheduled for the members of the First Aid and Emergency Squad, in the sole discretion of the Captain thereof. No Youth Squad member shall administer first aid and emergency service to any person in the name of or under the auspices of the First Aid and Emergency Squad of the Township of Rochelle Park unless authorized by an officer or senior member present.
(6) 
The Captain of the First Aid and Emergency Squad of the Township of Rochelle Park may apply for appropriations for equipment and training on behalf of the Youth Squad. Any equipment purchased for such Youth Squad shall be logged and inventoried in a separate ledger maintained by the First Aid and Emergency Squad for such purpose. In no event shall equipment for Youth Squad members be released from possession and control of the First Aid and Emergency Squad without the prior written consent of the Captain or his, designated representative.
(7) 
No member under the age of 18 shall operate any power-assisted mechanical equipment of the Township of Rochelle Park First Aid and Emergency Squad.
C. 
Limitations of membership. The Youth Squad shall be limited to not more than 20 members.
D. 
Discipline of members.
(1) 
All Youth Squad members shall be subject to disciplinary action by the Captain of the First Aid and Emergency Squad of the Township of Rochelle Park, and all disciplinary action taken against a member by said Captain shall be final and in the Captain's sole discretion, subject to appeal to the Township Committee as provided in § 16-14.
(2) 
Infractions.
(a) 
Apart from rules and regulations which may be established by the Captain of the First Aid and Emergency Squad, youth members who violate any of the following restrictions shall be subject to immediate disciplinary action by the Captain:
[1] 
Violation of any provision of this chapter.
[2] 
Failure to obey an order or direction of a regular First Aid and Emergency Squad member in the line of duty.
[3] 
Insubordination to any regular member of the First Aid and Emergency Squad in the line of duty.
[4] 
Failure to attend mandatory training sessions, unless specifically excused by the Captain of the First Aid and Emergency Squad.
[5] 
The commission of any act or series of acts which tend or may tend to discredit the Youth Squad or the regular First Aid and Emergency Squad.
[6] 
Violations of any rule or regulation established by the Captain for the Squad or by the First Aid and Emergency Squad for the conduct of its regular members.
(b) 
Disciplinary action taken by the Captain may include suspension of the Youth Squad member for a period of not more than 21 days or expulsion.
E. 
Progression to regular membership:
(1) 
Upon reaching the age of 18 years, a Youth Squad member will become eligible to progress to regular membership of the First Aid and Emergency Squad.
(2) 
A Youth Squad member who has served at least six months on the Youth Squad will be eligible for senior membership status upon his/her 18th birthday, however, he/she shall remain on a six-month driving probationary period.
(3) 
Youth Squad members with less than six months service on the Youth Squad must serve a six-month probationary period as set out in § 16-9 before being considered for senior membership.
F. 
The Youth Squad may, if approved by the Captain of the First Aid and Emergency Squad and the Township Committee, adopt a Constitution and bylaws relating to the conduct of the affairs of such Youth Squad and, subject to approval, elect a Captain, Lieutenant, Secretary and Treasurer.
[Added 4-16-2008 by Ord. No. 983-08; amended 6-17-2009 by Ord. No. 1003-09]
A. 
Definitions. As used in this section, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
BUSINESS FACILITY
A facility operated for profit which shall include, without being limited to, a nursing home, rehabilitation center, convalescence center, medical office, medical clinic, physician's office or hospital.
NONEMERGENCY CALL
A call received by the Rochelle Park First Aid and Emergency Squad which requires a response by members of the Rochelle Park Ambulance Corp. and which has been determined, by representatives of the Rochelle Park First Aid and Emergency Squad, not to be an emergency. This shall also include calls where, upon arrival, it is determined that transportation has already been provided by a private service.
B. 
Municipal charge for services. There shall be a municipal fee, payable to the Township of Rochelle Park, in the amount of $500 for each call determined to be a nonemergency call to any business facility as defined herein. This fee shall be the obligation of the owner/operator of the facility.
C. 
Procedure for billing. The Rochelle Park First Aid and Emergency Squad shall submit a monthly report to the Township Administrator which shall provide the name and address of any business facility which has received nonemergency calls together with the number of calls and the dates of those calls. The Township Administrator shall, thereafter, render a monthly statement to the business facility for the calls which are provided for pursuant to this section. The amount of the charge shall be due and payable within 30 days of date of billing and, thereafter, if not paid, shall incur interest charges at a rate of 18% per year.
[Added 6-16-2010 by Ord. No. 1016-10]
A. 
There is hereby established a third party payment plan for emergency medical services for the response of ambulance services and the transportation by ambulance to hospitals or other emergency medical facilities by the Township’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS).
B. 
The fees for such services shall be as set forth in Chapter 100 of the Code of the Township of Rochelle Park, relating to fees, as may be amended from time to time.
C. 
The Township of Rochelle Park shall establish a billing program for such third party payment plan for Emergency Medical Services provided by the Township’s Emergency Medical Service (EMS).