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MUNICIPALITIES65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 6
(65 ILCS 5/) Illinois Municipal Code.
(65 ILCS 5/Art. 11 Div. 6 heading)
FIRE DEPARTMENTS AND PROTECTION
65 ILCS 5/11-6-1
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-1)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-1)
The corporate authorities of each municipality may provide and
operate fire stations, and all material and equipment that is needed for
the prevention and extinguishment of fires, and may enter into contracts or
agreements with other municipalities and fire protection districts for
mutual aid consisting of furnishing equipment and man power from and to
such other municipalities and fire protection districts.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 576.)
65 ILCS 5/11-6-1.1
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-1.1)
Firefighting services outside corporate limits.
may choose to provide firefighting services to property outside its corporate
limits. The corporate authorities of each municipality may fix, charge, and
firefighting service fees not exceeding the actual cost of the service for all
firefighting services rendered by the municipality against persons, businesses,
and other entities that are not residents of the municipality. An additional
may be levied to reimburse the municipality for extraordinary expenses of
materials used in rendering the services. Nothing in this Section shall impact
agreement entered into by a municipality and persons, businesses, and other
entities that are not residents of the municipality. Nothing in this Section
require a municipality to supply any firefighting services to property located
outside the corporate limits of the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 93-304, eff. 7-23-03.)
65 ILCS 5/11-6-2
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-2)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-2)
The corporate authorities of each municipality may contract
with fire protection districts organized under "An Act to create Fire
Protection Districts," approved July 8, 1927, as now or hereafter amended,
which are adjacent to the municipality, for the furnishing of fire
protection service for property located within the districts but outside
the limits of the municipality, and may supply fire protection service to
the owners of property which lies outside the limits of the municipality
and may set up by ordinance a scale of charges therefor. The
authorities of any municipality shall provide fire protection service for
public school buildings situated outside the municipality in accordance
with Section 16-10 of "The School Code".
(Source: P.A. 90-655, eff. 7-30-98.)
65 ILCS 5/11-6-3
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-3)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-3)
The corporate authorities of a municipality may contract with
the Board of Governors of State Colleges and Universities or the Board of
Regents of Regency Universities to provide fire protection to any
university under the jurisdiction of the respective Board and located, in
whole or in part, within the municipality. Such contract shall be as
specified by Section 9 of "An Act to provide for the management, operation,
control and maintenance of the State Colleges and Universities System",
approved July 2, 1951, as heretofore or hereafter amended, or paragraph (j)
of Section 8 of "An Act providing for the management, operation, control
and maintenance of the Regency Universities System", approved May 11, 1967,
as the case may be.
(Source: P.A. 76-825.)
65 ILCS 5/11-6-4
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-4)
(from Ch. 24, par. 11-6-4)
The corporate authorities of any municipality may contract with the
board of any public community college district to reimburse
the municipality for any
additional costs for fire protection service, including equipment,
apparatus, or firemen occasioned by the presence of any public community college
building within the municipality.
(Source: P.A. 82-622.)
65 ILCS 5/11-6-5
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-5)
Reimbursement for specialized rescue services.
The corporate authorities of a municipality that operates a fire department may fix, charge, and collect reasonable fees for specialized rescue services provided by the department. The total amount collected may not exceed the reasonable cost of providing those specialized rescue services and may not, in any event, exceed $125
per hour per vehicle and $35 per hour per firefighter. The fee may be charged to any of the following parties, but only after there has been a finding of fault against that party by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration or the Illinois Department of Labor:
(a) the owner of the property on which the
specialized rescue services occurred;
(b) any person involved in an activity that caused or
contributed to the emergency;
(c) an individual who is rescued during the emergency
and his or her employer if the person was acting in furtherance of the employer's interests;
(d) in cases involving the recovery of property, any
person having control or custody of the property at the time of the emergency.
For the purposes of this Section, the term "specialized rescue services" includes, but is not limited to, structural collapse, tactical rescue, high angle rescue, underwater rescue and recovery, confined space rescue, below grade rescue, and trench rescue.
(Source: P.A. 95-497, eff. 1-1-08.)
65 ILCS 5/11-6-6
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-6)
Technical rescue services.
The corporate authorities of a municipality that operates a fire department may fix, charge, and collect reasonable fees for technical rescue services provided by the department. The total amount collected may not exceed the reasonable cost of providing the technical rescue services and may include charges for personnel and equipment costs.
(Source: P.A. 95-867, eff. 1-1-09.)
65 ILCS 5/11-6-7
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-7)
(Source: P.A. 97-322, eff. 8-12-11. Repealed internally, eff. 6-30-12.)
65 ILCS 5/11-6-8
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-8)
Notification of sale of or changes to private or semi-private water systems.
(a) For purposes of this Section, "private water system" and "semi-private water system" shall have the meanings ascribed to them in subsection (a) of Section 9 of the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act.
(b) A municipality that provides and operates fire stations or otherwise provides firefighting services shall receive notice of the sale of a private water system or semi-private water system from the individuals or entities selling and purchasing the water system. The notice to the municipality shall include the status and capacity of the water system and the ability of the water system to be used for fire protection.
(c) A municipality that provides and operates fire stations or otherwise provides firefighting services shall also receive notice from the owner of a private water system or semi-private water system if there are any changes to the water system that would affect fire protection services to areas served by the water system.
(Source: P.A. 99-487, eff. 11-20-15.)
65 ILCS 5/11-6-9
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-9)
Purchase of tires under joint purchasing authority.
(a) As used in this Section:
"Vehicle" has the meaning provided in Section 1-146 of the Illinois Vehicle Code.
"Volunteer firefighter" means a firefighter who does not receive monetary compensation for his or her services to a municipal fire department.
(b) If authorized by the fire chief of the fire department, any regularly enrolled volunteer firefighter may purchase 4 vehicle tires every 3 years through his or her fire department's or municipality's contract to purchase vehicle tires under Section 2 of the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act. The authorization must be in writing and on the fire department's letterhead, and must include the volunteer firefighter's name, the license plate number of the vehicle for the authorized purchase, and must reference the fire department's or municipality's joint purchasing agreement.
(c) The fire department or municipality shall alone be responsible for documenting how many tires each volunteer firefighter purchases during the specified periods under this Section.
(d) The firefighter shall pay for any tires, and any related taxes, purchased under this Section.
(e) Purchase of tires under this Section are not considered tax exempt.
(f) This Section applies to contracts first solicited under Section 4 of the Governmental Joint Purchasing Act on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly.
(Source: P.A. 100-471, eff. 9-8-17.)
65 ILCS 5/11-6-10
(65 ILCS 5/11-6-10)
Reimbursement of volunteer fire protection assistance.
(a) Municipalities may fix, charge, and collect fees not exceeding the reasonable cost of the service for all services rendered by a volunteer municipal fire department or a volunteer firefighter of any municipal fire department for persons, businesses, and other entities who are not residents of the municipality.
(b) The charge for any fees under subsection (a) shall be computed at a rate not to exceed $250 per hour and not to exceed $70 per hour per firefighter responding to a call for assistance. An additional charge may be levied to reimburse the district for extraordinary expenses of materials used in rendering such services. No charge shall be made for services for which the total amount would be less than $50.
(c) All revenue from the fees assessed pursuant to this Section shall be deposited into the general fund of the municipality.
(d) Nothing in this Section shall allow a fee to be fixed, charged, or collected that is not allowed under any contract that a fire department has entered into with another entity, including, but not limited to, a fire protection district.
(Source: P.A. 99-770, eff. 8-12-16; 100-201, eff. 8-18-17.)