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[Amended 6-8-1938 by Ord. No. 20-1938; 12-3-1975 by Ord. No. 51-1975; 5-29-2001 by Ord. No. 14-2001]
There shall be included each year in the annual appropriation ordinance an appropriation for each duly organized fire company belonging to the Reading Department of Fire and Rescue Services, provided that no part of any such appropriation shall be expended unless the company for which it is made has complied with all the rules and regulations of the Department, has been previously inspected by the Fire Chief and has furnished such Chief with a statement of its equipment and membership, together with the number of fires at which it was in service during the preceding year, with the average attendance of members thereat. Such appropriations shall be expended only for the payment of wages of, and compensation insurance premiums for, fire and ambulance drivers and tillermen; salaries and bond premiums of fire company officers; group accident insurance premiums for members; purchase of materials, supplies, and equipment used for firefighting and ambulance purposes; and for the maintenance of firehouses and equipment thereof in a suitable and comfortable condition for the purpose for which such firehouses may be used, in accordance with this section.