STATE AND PROVINCE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT (EXCERPT)
Act 515 of 2012
3.884 Preparedness activities; requests; consultation.Sec. 4.
(1) Preparedness is 1 of the foundations of emergency management and can be described as activities undertaken to prepare for disasters and emergencies and to facilitate future response and recovery efforts. There is an interest and need for participating jurisdictions to plan together in advance of disasters and emergencies. The following preparedness activities may be considered by the participating jurisdictions:
(a) Share participating jurisdictions' hazard analyses that are available, and determine those potential disasters and emergencies the participating jurisdictions might jointly suffer.
(b) Share existing emergency operations plans, procedures, and protocols.
(c) Share policies and procedures for resource mobilization, tracking, demobilization, and reimbursement.
(d) Consider joint planning, training, and exercises.
(e) Assist with alert, notification, and warning for communities adjacent to or crossing participating jurisdiction boundaries.
(f) Consider procedures to facilitate the movement of evacuees, refugees, civil emergency personnel, equipment, or other resources into or across boundaries, or to a designated staging area when it is agreed that such movement or staging will facilitate civil emergency operations by the affected or participating jurisdictions.
(g) Provide, to the extent authorized by law, for temporary suspension of any statutes or ordinances that impede the implementation of responsibilities described in this section.
(2) The authorized representative of a participating jurisdiction may request assistance of another participating jurisdiction by contacting its authorized representative. These provisions only apply to requests for assistance made by and to authorized representatives. Requests may be verbal or in writing. The authorized representative of participating jurisdictions will confirm their verbal request in writing within 15 days. Requests must provide the following information:
(a) A description of the emergency service function for which assistance is needed and of the mission or missions, including, but not limited to, fire services, emergency medical, transportation, communications, public works, and engineering, building inspection, planning and information assistance, mass care, resource support, health and medical services, and search and rescue.
(b) The amount and type of personnel, equipment, materials, and supplies needed and a reasonable estimate of the length of time they will be needed.
(c) The specific place and time for staging of the assisting party's response and a point of contact at the location.
(3) There will be periodic consultation among the authorized representatives who have assigned emergency management responsibilities.
History: 2012, Act 515, Imd. Eff. Dec. 28, 2012
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