Interstate mutual aid agreement

U​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​niversity City Fire Rescue has been tasked with updating and creating a formal mutual aid contract in response to a request from a neighboring fire department, across from University City River, in a neighboring state. Review Articles V and VI of the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) legislation, Public Law 104-321. To do this, click on the following link: https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/PLAW-104publ321/pdf/PLAW-104publ321.pdf Review the potential legal ramifications of entering a compact and providing service or support to a neighboring state. Write a report about the possible issues and how they should be addressed. Include the following topics in your report. Describe what legal liability risks your agency might incur when constructing a mutual aid contract. If you had an agreement in place before the EMAC ​‌‍‍‍‌‍‍‌‍‌‌‍‍‍‌‍‌‌‌‍​legislation was established, how might this legislation change the agreement? Describe the legal aspects of mutual aid contracts. Describe the components of a valid contract. What limits should you establish for providing emergency medical services across the state line? What would you be sure to cover in your contract?

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