Notice # 1
NOTICE - Volunteer Fire Departments - NOTICE
January 1, 2016
Under IC 36-8-12-13 (Scroll down to Section 13) you are allowed to establish a schedule of charges for the services that your volunteer fire department provides. In accordance with this law, the State Fire Marshal publishes the following recommended schedule of service charges for fire protection services:
(1) For initial response with a fire engine, a fire truck, or a fire apparatus, including a hazardous material response unit, or a fire rescue unit dispatched on a fire or hazardous material incident, two hundred fifty dollars ($250.00) per response vehicle except command/control vehicle, which is one hundred dollars ($100.00) per vehicle.
(2) For each hour or fraction thereof as on-scene assistance, one hundred fifty dollars ($150.00) per response unit and fifty dollars ($50.00) per command/control vehicle.
(3) For expendable materials such as absorption materials, emulsifiers, or other agents used in cleanup operations, the actual replacement cost of those materials.
(4) For collection of debris, chemicals, fuel, or contaminated materials resulting from a spill, the actual cost of removal and disposal at an authorized location.
There are certain conditions that must be met before you implement this schedule. Please read the attached laws (IC 36-8-12-13) and IC 5-3-1-4(d)) (Scroll down to Section 4) to know your rights and obligations.
State Fire Marshal