Emergency Management: Mutual Aid
Frequently asked questions regarding the Mutual Aid Interlocal Agreement for Utah Public Works Emergency Management
The Utah Chapter of APWA has developed a Mutual Aid Agreement for Public Works. Special Districts can also participate in the agreement. The agreement does not obligate any entity to participate when a disaster or emergency occurs. It does provide procedures for assistance and reimbursement, and commits the participating member to have at least one emergency management training per year. See the companion FAQ document in another Resource Center posting.
Agreement to which over 150 agencies have signed as part of their membership in the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network.
State of New Hampshire web site describing statewide mutual aid program. This site provides visitors with the ability to download sample Agreements, Aid Request Letters, Inventory Forms, List of Participating Communities, and Cost Data.
The Emergency Management Assistance Compact web site features a information on best practices, example legislation, contact information, and other resources.
List of 19 job titles most commonly requested in a response
Link to FEMA site for requirements for reimbursement of services provided under mutual aid agreements.
State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding - A Mutual Aid Agreement entered into between States of Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, Minnesota, Montana, North Dakota, Pennsylvania, New York & Wisconsin, and the Canadian Provinces of Alberta, Manitoba, Ontario and Saskatchewan.
Tennessee mutual aid law and accompanying descriptions from MTAS
Mutual aid legislation for Massachusetts and letter inviting participation
Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN) is the Statewide Mutual Aid Program which includes Townships, Unit Road Districts, Public Works, County Highway Departments, water, and wastewater utilities/districts. Their site contains FAQs, sample ordinance, the IPWMAN Mutual Aid Agreement, presentations, minutes of the IPWMAN, and conference information. www.ipwman.org
The City of Beloit, Wisconsin's, reference guide is designed to be useful to individual agencies during a proclaimed emergency -- whether it be to borrow a piece of equipment for a specific job or request crews to assist in repair of a major failure.
This agreement is provided as a sample, compliments of Bruce Slagoski.