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A. The City, in an effort to improve the quality of fire protection within the community, and to protect the health, welfare and safety of its citizens, hereby determines that any or all members of the Fire Department are authorized to assist the Fire Departments of Hastings, Ryan, Addington or any Jefferson County Rural Fire Departments in protecting said areas, upon receipt of a valid request for assistance. For purposes of this section, "request for assistance" shall mean a request for help in an emergency situation, by the Mayor, Police Chief, Fire Chief, dispatcher or County representative of the above entities. Upon receipt of this request for aid, any member of the Fire Department shall respond to said request for assistance.
B. In an attempt to increase the effectiveness of fire protection within the corporate limits of the City, and to provide for the health, welfare and safety of the citizens of the community, the City hereby authorizes any or all Fire Department personnel of Hastings, Ryan, Addington or of Jefferson County, to respond to a request for assistance by the City, and the Fire Department officers extending said aid shall have full powers to act within the corporate limits of the City while under a request for assistance. (2007 Code § 7-22)