REGIONAL MUTUAL AID
The Regional Mutual Aid Guidebook was developed by the Alamo Area Council of Governments (AACOG) Emergency Preparedness Division to promote the acceptance and implementation of the Regional Mutual Aid program. After the program is implemented, the AACOG Board of Directors and the Regional Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee will continue to provide policy-making guidance and oversight as needed. The Alamo Area Council of Governments will provide staff support for this effort.
REGIONAL MUTUAL AID AT A GLANCE - WHAT IT DOES
- Provides the form and structure and identifies procedures and expectations.
- Solves potential problems and concerns related to liability, insurance, and reimbursement.
- Has the active support of all local government management and professional emergency responder member organizations.
- Does not interfere with existing State or local mutual aid agreements or programs.
- Provides a process needed to secure the reimbursement of all deployment-related costs from the requesting Party to the Assisting Party or for the subsequent reimbursement of allowable costs from the Federal government and/or the State government in the event of a Federal disaster declaration.
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TEXAS SENATE BILL 11
Establishes a new Statewide Mutual Aid System that facilitates a city, county, school district, emergency services district, or other entity in obtaining emergency resources from another local political subdivision in the absence of an existing mutual aid agreement.