Title 20: Internal Security and Public Safety
Chapter 8: INTERNATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE COMPACT
20 V.S.A. § 203. General implementation - Article II
§ 203. General implementation - Article II
(a) Each party jurisdiction entering into this compact recognizes that many emergencies may exceed the capabilities of a party jurisdiction, and that intergovernmental cooperation is essential in such circumstances. Each jurisdiction further recognizes that there will be emergencies that may require immediate access and present procedures to apply outside recourses to make a prompt and effective response to such an emergency because few, if any, individual jurisdictions have all the resources they need in all types of emergencies or the capability of delivering resources to areas where emergencies exist.
(b) The prompt, full, and effective utilization of resources of the participating jurisdictions, including any resources on hand or available from any other source that are essential to the safety, care, and welfare of the people in the event of any emergency or disaster, shall be the underlying principle on which all articles of this compact are understood.
(c) On behalf of the party jurisdictions participating in the compact, the legally designated official who is assigned responsibility for emergency management is responsible for formulation of the appropriate interjurisdictional mutual aid plans and procedures necessary to implement this compact, and for recommendations to the jurisdiction concerned with respect to the amendment of any statutes, regulations, or ordinances required for that purpose. (Added 2003, No. 121 (Adj. Sess.), § 84, eff. June 8, 2004.)