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(A) The Director of Public Safety or his designee is authorized to dispatch personnel and equipment of the Fire Division outside the corporate limits of the City for the purpose of fighting fires or performing life saving operations in any of the following situations:
(1) Where possible loss of human life is involved.
(2) Calls for assistance from neighboring cities and villages, when requested specifically by the mayor or fire chief of that community.
(3) To honor contracts approved by the City Council.
(4) To honor mutual aid agreements with other districts.
(5) For fires involving schools, churches, and government buildings.
(6) In borderline cases where the corporate limits are not well defined.
(7) To protect adjoining city property.
(B) The City shall fix, bill and collect the charges for the services and equipment provided by the Fire Division to persons, business or other entities that are not residents of the city. Said charges shall not exceed the actual cost of the services and equipment used in rendering the services. An additional charge shall be levied to reimburse the City for extraordinary expenses or materials used in rendering the services. Charges will not be incurred for services provided under mutual aid agreements.
(C) Payment of the charges shall be due and payable on the last business day of the month in which the invoice is mailed or 30 days after the invoice is mailed, whichever is later. Upon the expiration of the time period previously mentioned, the bill shall be considered delinquent. Upon a bill becoming delinquent, the City may sue the person, business or other entity having received the services for such services plus reasonable attorney's fees and costs of suit.
(Ord. 8931, passed 4-1-14)