(a) The board of trustees of a fire protection district may fix, charge, and collect
fees not exceeding the reasonable cost of the service for all services rendered by
the district against persons, businesses and other entities who are not residents
of the fire protection district.
(b) Such charge may not be assessed against residents of the fire protection district
or persons who request fire protection coverage for an unprotected area and who pay
to the fire protection district an amount equal to the district's Fire Protection
Tax pursuant to Section 4 of the Fire Protection of Unprotected Area Act. 1
(c) The charge for such services shall be computed at a rate not to exceed $250 per
hour and not to exceed $70 per hour per firefighter responding to a call for assistance. An additional charge may be levied to reimburse the district for extraordinary expenses
of materials used in rendering such services. No charge shall be made for services for which the total charge would be less than
(d) All revenue from the charges assessed pursuant to this Section shall be deposited
to the general fund of the fire protection district.
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