Rules Governing Calls for Outside Assistance

Rules Governing Calls for Outside Assistance

The council of Tarentum, Pa., has adopted new rules governing the use of fire apparatus in answering calls for assistance from outside of the borough limits. The regulations have been approved by the chiefs of the Highland, Eureka and Summit companies. According to these rules not more than two Tarentum companies may absent themselves from the borough to answer a call for assistance. Calls for assistance from Brackenridge borough must come from an officer of the Pioneer Hose company or some borough official who will give his name, address and number of the telephone from which his message is sent. Calls for assistance from Creighton, Hite and East Deer township must come from accredited officers of the Creighton volunteer hose company, who will send a telephone message to the Tarentum power plant, where five short blasts will be sounded. No charge will be made for the service by the fire companies. If council desires to fix charges such action will be left to the lawmakers. The new rules are effective at once and hereafter only one local company will be permitted to leave the borough. Others are expected to hold themselves in readiness for calls.

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