In addition to the other powers and duties expressed in P.L. 1979, c. 118 (C. 52:27D-118.1 et seq.), the Director of the Division of Local Government Services shall adopt specific regulations, pursuant to the "Administrative Procedure Act," P.L. 1968, c. 410 (C. 52:14B-1 et seq.), to govern provision of assistance under this act to qualifying and nonqualifying municipalities or fire districts for additional fire services. In addition to other matters that the director may find appropriate, the regulations shall:
a. Require the municipality or fire district to enter into a contract in a form prescribed by the director under which the municipality or fire district shall agree to provide its share of the cost of employing additional firefighters, if appropriate, and further agrees to maintain its fire department or to fund governing fire organizations that provide it with fire protection, whichever is appropriate, at the level maintained as of January 31, 1985 as a condition of continued assistance;
b. Identify the particular costs of employing additional firefighters, generally limited to training, salary, benefits and equipment (exclusive of vehicles), and the particular costs of purchasing emergency equipment, for which assistance may be provided;
c. Contain the design of the shoulder patch that additional firefighters are required to wear under section 4 of this act.
L. 1985, c. 295, s. 5, eff. Aug. 15, 1985.
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