Chapter 8.40


8.40.010    Reimbursement.

8.40.010 Reimbursement.

Any person who requires a technical rescue within the city of Brookfield shall be responsible for the reimbursement of the responding agency, including but not limited to fire service, emergency medical service and law enforcement, for actual and necessary expenses incurred in carrying out their duties under this section.

A.    For purposes of this section, actual and necessary expenses shall include any amount over and above the basic costs for services as determined by the current (at the time the service is rendered) Waukesha County mutual aid fee schedule, said services to include but are not limited to:

1.    Abatement or cleanup of hazardous material;

2.    Cost of equipment operations;

3.    Cost of materials utilized, including the replacement of equipment damaged;

4.    Costs of third party specialists, experts or contract labor necessary to abate or clean up material or to conduct the rescue;

5.    Costs of cleaning, decontaminating and maintaining equipment specific to the incident;

6.    Costs of laboratory expenses incurred in recognizing and identifying hazardous material(s) in evaluation of the response, decontamination, cleanup and medical surveillance;

7.    Costs for future medical surveillance of response personnel as required by the responding agencies’ medical advisor; and

8.    Labor costs such as overtime.

B.    Technical rescue refers to those aspects of saving life or property that employ the use of tools and skills that exceed those normally reserved for fire fighting, medical emergency, and rescue that the city of Brookfield fire department is trained and equipped to handle or exceeds their capability. These disciplines include high angle rope rescue, swiftwater rescue, confined space rescue, trench/excavation rescue, and building collapse rescue. (Ord. 2187-09 § 1, 2009)