New Jersey Revised Statutes § 13:9-15 - Enforcement Of Laws And Extinguishment Of Fires; Summoning Assistance

13:9-15. Enforcement of laws and extinguishment of fires; summoning assistance
Firewardens shall be trained law enforcement officers and shall enforce the laws of this State for the protection of forests from wildfire. They shall have control and direction of all persons and apparatus engaged in extinguishing fires in forests. They may plough lands or set back fires to check any fire. They may summon any person between the ages of 18 and 50 years, living or being within their jurisdiction, to assist in extinguishing fires, and may require the use of any property needed for such purpose. No physically fit person so summoned shall refuse or neglect to assist, nor shall any person refuse the use of any property, equipment or material required.

Amended by L.1981, c. 369, s. 21, eff. Dec. 30, 1981.

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