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Does your State, County or government agency have a Mutual Aid Agreement? If not - Why?
As the demand for responding to disasters and emergencies of all types across the nation have increased and become more complex, emergency management agencies at all levels of government are turning increasingly to the use of mutual aid as a means for providing the resources and capabilities on both inter- and intra-state events to augment disaster response capabilities of state and local governments.
Mutual aid is different government agencies working together during an emergency to support each other with resources and technical expertise, regardless of which agency has jurisdiction for the incident. In a mutual aid situation, agencies agree to assist each other, crossing jurisdictional boundaries and pooling resources to achieve a common goal.
This program will discuss the fundamentals of mutual aid agreements, explain how your agency can get involved and provide an appreciation of what to expect.
Register online at http://westernpenn.apwa.net or contact Cathy Trexler at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412-350-2501.