2017 New Jersey Revised Statutes
Section 40A:14-38 - Board of commissioners may continue insurance for volunteer firemen

40A:14-38. Board of commissioners may continue insurance for volunteer firemen

In any fire district in this State maintaining a volunteer fire department, or wherein there shall exist one or more incorporated volunteer fire companies affording fire protection to said fire district, it shall be lawful for the board of commissioners of such fire district, in addition to the insurance provided in N.J.S. 40A:14-37, to effect, maintain and continue any and all forms of insurance covering the members of said volunteer fire department or incorporated volunteer fire company or companies, including group accidental death and dismemberment, hospitalization, medical, surgical, major medical expenses, or health and accident insurance with any insurance company authorized to do business in New Jersey, or with a nonprofit hospital service or medical service corporation with respect to the benefits which they are authorized to provide, a contract or contracts to provide drug prescription or other health care benefits, which the board of fire commissioners may determine to be necessary or desirable for the protection, safety and welfare of the members, and for the protection and safety of the equipment and apparatus of said volunteer fire department, or incorporated volunteer fire company or companies, or for the protection of said fire district, or against liability for its negligence and that of its officers, employees or servants, whether or not compensated or part-time, who is authorized to perform any act or service, but not including an independent contractor within the limitations of the "New Jersey Tort Claims Act" (C. 59:1-1, et seq.), and by resolution, to appropriate from time to time, and pay, such sums of money as may be required to cover the premiums and costs of said insurance, or such portion of the same as said board of fire commissioners, in its discretion, may consider proper and advisable.

L.1971, c. 197, s. 1, eff. July 1, 1971. Amended by L.1979, c. 230, s. 3, eff. Oct. 15, 1979.

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