BRICK TOWNSHIP — The township council adopted an ordinance that amends the fire code at the Tuesday, Oct. 10 council meeting.
According to the ordinance, each company shall choose and appoint from its own members a chief, an engineer and assistant officers. This is required by each company and all firemen in good standing at the time this article becomes effective as many firemen of the ages of 18 to 57 at the time of their election to membership.
Previously, the ordinances maxed out at 50 years old.
Councilman Vince Minichino said, “The joint board of fire commissioners requested that council consider amending the Brick fire code and specifically sections 18-2 members and officers. The amendments include language that clarifies the age requirements for member eligibility, specifically firemen of the ages 18, but not more than 57 years of age at the time of their election to the membership.”
The ordinance also requires that members are citizens of the United States and residents of Brick, as are elected by said companies, are approved by the Board of Fire Commissioners of the Township of Brick in the district in which they are elected.
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