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BULLET St. Louis City Revised Code Chapter 3.24 Fire Department Part VI

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Chapter 3.24
Fire Department
PART VI. MUTUAL FIRE PROTECTION SERVICES

Sections:

3.24.670 Contract for services--Generally.
3.24.680 Mutual aid agreement--Scope of response.
3.24.690 Mutual aid agreement--Termination.
3.24.700 Execution of agreement.
3.24.710 Consideration for service.
3.24.720 Nonliability for failure to respond.
3.24.730 Nonliability by participants to other than regular employees.
3.24.740 Equipment loss or damage--Liability.
3.24.750 Mutual aid participants subject to local laws and ordinances.
3.24.760 Functions of mutual aid--Notifying party to be in command.
3.24.770 Understanding of mutual aid agreements.

3.24.670 Contract for services--Generally.

The City, acting by and through its Fire Department, is hereby authorized to contract with:

Spanish Lake Fire Protection District

Affton Fire Protection District

Ballwin Fire Protection District

Berkely Fire Department

Black Jack Fire Protection District

Brentwood Fire Department

Chesterfield Fire Protection District

Clayton Fire Department

Community Fire Protection District

Crestwood Fire Department

Creve Coeur Fire Protection District

Des Peres Fire Department

Eureka Fire Protection District

Fenton Fire Protection District

Ferguson Fire Department

Florissant Valley Fire Protection District

Frontenac Fire Department

Gardenville Fire Protection District

Glendale Fire Department

Hazelwood Fire Department

High Ridge Fire Protection District

Jennings Fire Department

Kinloch Fire Protection District

Kirkwood Fire Department

Lemay Fire Protection District

Ladue Fire Department

Manchester Fire Protection District

Maplewood Fire Department

Maryland Heights Fire Protection District

Mehlville Fire Protection District

Mid County Fire Protection District

Moline Fire Protection District

Normandy Fire Protection District

Olivette Fire Department

Pacific Fire Protection District

Pattonville Fire Protection District

Richmond Heights Fire Department

Riverview Fire Protection District

Robertson Fire Protection District

Rock Community Fire Protection District

Rock Hill Fire Department

Shrewsberry Fire Department

University City Fire Department

Valley Park Fire Protection District

Webster Groves Fire Department

West Overland Fire Protection District;

and such other cities, counties, villages, fire protection districts or municipalities, effective upon the passage and approval of a like ordinance by the legislative bodies of any of said entities, for the interchange of service of the fire departments of said cities and fire protection districts respectively, upon the terms and conditions contained in this chapter.
(Ord. 60366 1, 1987.)

3.24.680 Mutual aid agreement--Scope of response.

The Fire Department of the City shall respond to fire alarms or requests for assistance in life or property threatening situations, on call to any of the said cities and fire protection districts, and the fire departments of those cities and fire protection districts shall respond to fire alarms on call in any part of the City and to include such areas under the form of mutual aid for fire protection service. The obligation of the parties hereto shall be limited to responding to fire alarms and providing fire protection assistance only to the extent that equipment and personnel are reasonably available to provide assistance.
(Ord. 60366 2, 1987.)

3.24.690 Mutual aid agreement--Termination.

Mutual aid agreements executed pursuant to this chapter may be terminated by the passage of an ordinance so providing. Notice of the passage of such ordinance shall be given by written notice to the Chief Officer of the respective parties and termination shall take effect at least sixty (60) days from the date of service of such notice.
(Ord. 60366 3, 1987.)

3.24.700 Execution of agreement.

Pursuant to enactment of the ordinance codified in this chapter, the Fire Chief and Comptroller are hereby authorized and directed on behalf of the City, to sign their names in their respective offices to mutual aid plan agreements consistent with this chapter and to deliver executed copies attested by the City Register to the aforesaid other parties.
(Ord. 60366 4, 1987.)

3.24.710 Consideration for service.

The consideration for the service of the Fire Department of each party hereto shall be the service given for the protection of the lives and property in the cities, counties, villages and fire protection district. No compensation shall accrue or be paid by either party for the service of the fire departments of the other parties hereto.
(Ord. 60366 5, 1987.)

3.24.720 Nonliability for failure to respond.

None of the cities, counties, villages, municipalities and fire protection districts shall be liable to the other for failure to respond to any call by the other or for delay or negligence or mistake in receiving or responding to any call. This chapter shall not be interpreted as being for the benefit of any person, firm or corporation not a party hereto.
(Ord. 60366 6, 1987.)

3.24.730 Nonliability by participants to other than regular employees.

None of the cities, counties, villages, municipalities and fire protection districts shall be liable by virtue of this chapter to any fireman, official or employee of the other, nor shall any fireman, official or employee be considered, for any purpose, a fireman, official or employee other than the one by which he is regularly employed.
(Ord. 60366 7, 1987.)

3.24.740 Equipment loss or damage--Liability.

In case of loss or damage to the equipment or property of any party while responding to fire alarms, such loss or damage shall be borne by the city, county, village, municipality or fire protection district owning such equipment or property.
(Ord. 60366 8, 1987.)

3.24.750 Mutual aid participants subject to local laws and ordinances.

Except as otherwise provided for in this chapter, when the respective fire department responds to an alarm in other cities, counties, villages, municipalities or fire protection districts it shall, during the time that its equipment and personnel are in said cities, counties, villages, municipalities or fire protection districts, have the same status and be subject to and protected by all of the laws and ordinances of said municipalities and fire protection districts that have application to such municipalities and fire protection districts.
(Ord. 60366 9, 1987.)

3.24.760 Functions of mutual aid--Notifying party to be in command.

Mutual aid plans shall include the following functions:

A. Immediate joint response of several fire departments to alarms of fire from high risk properties and request for assistance in life threatening or property threatening situations;

B. Response from the communities to alarms adjacent to the boundaries between fire department areas;

C. Covering of vacated territories by outside departments when the resources of the local department are engaged to the extent that its ability to furnish adequate protection for subsequent fires has been reduced;

D. Provision of additional units to assist at major fires that may be too great for the local department to handle efficiently; and

E. The provision of specialized types of fire fighting equipment not available in adequate quantity locally.

While within the area of the notifying party, such fire department, its equipment and personnel shall be under the command of the ranking officer then present of the notifying party within whose area such fire or other occurrence is located, for all purposes relating thereto. However, if at the time of such notification there is then any situation within the area of the party notified, which in the judgment of its Senior Officer then present requires that some or all of its fire department equipment and personnel remain within the area of such notified party by reason of any such situation, such Senior Officer shall so notify the person calling for aid hereunder, and the notified party may retain and not send such of its fire department, equipment and personnel as is so needed.
(Ord. 60366 10, 1987.)

3.24.770 Understanding of mutual aid agreements.

It is understood and agreed that the City of St. Louis Fire Department may enter into mutual aid agreements with respect to the furnishing of fire protection by other fire departments. In the event such other fire departments are parties to this agreement, such areas shall be considered parties to this agreement.
(Ord. 60366 11, 1987.)

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