event will be conducted, or when accidents, floods or any other
emergencies require performance of traffic-control and crowd-
control duties. The duties may be performed without prior
request from the governing body until the arrival of proper
State, city, borough, town, township or home rule municipality
police authority and thereafter subject to direction of the
police authority until the emergency no longer exists. A person
functioning as special fire police and performing a duty under
any of the conditions in this subsection shall be deemed to be
performing the duties of his employment.
(b) Identification.--Fire police performing the duties under
this subchapter shall be identifiable by, at minimum, the
wearing of a distinctive arm band, hat, uniform or insignia.
(c) Construction.--Under no circumstances shall this
subchapter be construed to grant special fire police the right
to use firearms or other weapons in the exercise of special fire
police powers granted by this subchapter.
§ 7436. Power and authority in places other than where
Whenever a volunteer fire company is in attendance on a fire
or when the special fire police are on special duty as provided
under this subchapter, the special fire police in a city,
borough, town or township, other than the one in which the fire
company is organized, shall have the same power and authority in
another city, borough, town or township as they would have where
they were appointed.
§ 7437. Badge of authority and subordination.
All special fire police when on duty shall display a badge of
authority and shall be subject to the control of the chief of
police, if any, of the city, borough, town or township in which
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