Mutual Aid Agreements
To avoid confusion and conflict in an emergency, establish
mutual aid agreements with local response agencies and businesses.
These agreements should:
· Define the type of
· Identify the chain of command
for activating the agreement
Include these agencies in facility training exercises whenever
Mutual aid agreements can address any number of activities
or resources that might be needed in an emergency. For example:
· Providing for
firefighting and HAZMAT response.
· Providing shelter space,
emergency storage, emergency supplies, medical support.
· Businesses allowing neighbors
to use their property to account for personnel after an evacuation.
The community wants to know:
· What does the
· What are the hazards?
· What programs are in place to
respond to emergencies?
· How could a site emergency
affect the community?
· What assistance will be
required from the community?