RESOLUTION TO RECOGNIZE ALBEMARLE COUNTY’S VOLUNTEER

FIRE AND EMERGENCY RESCUE AGENCIES PURSUANT TO

THE PUBLIC SAFETY OFFICERS’ BENEFITS ACT

 

WHEREAS, the Board recognizes the invaluable services provided by the County’s seven volunteer fire agencies and three volunteer emergency rescue squads to the citizens of Albemarle County; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board seeks to ensure that the men and women who volunteer their services through these agencies, and their families, are eligible for benefits under The Public Safety Officers’ Benefits (“PSOB”) Act of 1976, 42 U.S.C. §§3796, et seq., should death or disability occur in the line of duty; and

 

WHEREAS, the PSOB Act requires that elected officials of the locality served by volunteer fire and emergency rescue agencies formally acknowledge the legal organization and service of its volunteer agencies prior to the receipt of any benefits under the Act.

 

            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the following organizations are hereby recognized to be legally organized and authorized by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to act on behalf of the County of Albemarle, Virginia to provide fire services, as their primary functions, to the community of Albemarle County: Crozet Volunteer Fire Department, Earlysville Volunteer Fire Company, East Rivanna Volunteer Fire Company, North Garden Volunteer Fire Company, Scottsville Volunteer Fire Department, Seminole Trail Volunteer Fire Department, and Stony Point Volunteer Fire Company; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the following organizations are hereby recognized to be legally organized and authorized by the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors to act on behalf of the County of Albemarle, Virginia to provide emergency rescue squad services, as their primary functions, to the community of Albemarle County: Charlottesville-Albemarle Rescue Squad, Scottsville Volunteer Rescue Squad, and Western Albemarle Rescue Squad.

 

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