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§ 593. Fire departments for unincorporated areas--Service fees--Insurance

Oklahoma Statutes AnnotatedTitle 18. Corporations

Oklahoma Statutes Annotated
Title 18. Corporations (Refs & Annos)
Chapter 14. Religious, Charitable and Educational Corporations
Charitable and Fraternal Corporations
18 Okl.St.Ann. § 593
§ 593. Fire departments for unincorporated areas--Service fees--Insurance
A. Any charitable corporation formed for the purpose of providing either a volunteer or a full-time fire department, pursuant to Section 592 of this title, shall have authority to establish a reasonable schedule of fees to be charged for its services in extinguishing fires and all other emergencies of its members and nonmembers who utilize such fire department to extinguish or control a fire or provide services in response to an emergency either within or without the unincorporated area wherein it is situated. Such schedule of fees may contain one fee for members and another fee for nonmembers, except that no fee shall be established in excess of the approximate cost of providing the service. Any member or nonmember utilizing the services of such a fire department to extinguish or control a fire or provide services in response to an emergency shall be liable to said corporation in the amount of the established fee. However, no fee shall be charged by a fire department for merely appearing at the scene of a controlled fire unless called by the person setting the fire or at such person's request. If it is necessary for suit to be brought for collection of such amount due, such liability shall include costs of suit and a reasonable attorney's fee.
B. If insurance coverage is provided for the fee specified in subsection A of this section or for the cost of providing the service rendered by the fire department and an insurer makes payment for the service it shall be the duty of the insured party or the responding fire department to notify the insurer of services rendered. The instrument of payment for the services of the fire department shall be made to the order of the responding fire department and the insured.

Credits

Laws 1957, p. 143, § 2; Laws 1983, c. 100, § 18, emerg. eff. May 9, 1983; Laws 1989, c. 172, § 1, emerg. eff. May 8, 1989; Laws 1993, c. 8, § 1, eff. Sept. 1, 1993; Laws 2014, c. 343, § 1, eff. Nov. 1, 2014.
18 Okl. St. Ann. § 593, OK ST T. 18 § 593
Current with legislation of the Second Regular Session of the 59th Legislature (2024). Some sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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