Hazardous Spills

According to laws of the State of Iowa, fire departments have the ability to recover costs associated with the department’s response to a hazardous materials incident, when a “responsible party” has been identified. To that end, the fire department sends out a bill to the person responsible for the spill. The bill is based on a fee schedule as set by the Nevada City Council. The fees for hazardous materials response are as follows:

Chapter 560 – Nevada Code of Ordinances

560.1 EQUIPMENT RATES, EXCLUSIVE OF LABOR RATES (One hour minimum):

Engine 210 & 310
$400 per hour
Truck 110
$525 per hour
Tanker 410 & 510
$240 per hour
Attack 610 & 710
$180 per hour
Heavy Rescue 1064
$300 per hour
Medical First Response Vehicle 864
$200 per hour
Medical First Response Vehicle 964
$90 per hour
Command Vehicle 1110r
$120 per hour
Disposable items used during the incident
Actual cost + 15%
Charges for equipment repair, cleaning, parts and labor
Actual cost + 15%
Charges for damaged equipment, plus
shipping, if applicable
Actual cost + 15%
Water sold – Non-emergency
$1.00 per gallon


560.2 LABOR FEES IN ADDITION TO EQUIPMENT RATES

Fire Chief, Assistant Fire Chief, Firefighters, EMTS, and FR Salary

(1) Regular (8 a.m. – 5 p.m.)
$20.00 per hour – 1 hour minimum
(2) Overtime (after 5 p.m. and weekends)
$35.00 per hour – 2 hour minimum


CODE OF ORDINANCES, NEVADA, IOWA – APPENDIX – 17

The Nevada Community Fire Department only bills for the hazardous materials response services, specifically granted according to state law. There is no fee for our response to the other emergency and non-emergency activities of the department.

 
 

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