Mutual Aid Interlocal Agreement for Utah Public Works Emergency Management
What is the purpose of this Agreement?
The purpose of this Agreement is to assist local governments in helping one another in times of need. It provides a method whereby a local government or agency that has sustained damage from a natural or man-made disaster can obtain emergency assistance, in the form of personnel, equipment, materials, and other associated services, from other participating agencies.
What does the Agreement do?
The Agreement provides procedures for assistance and reimbursement of expenses, and supports and compliments the Utah Mutual Aid Agreement (UAC R704-2).
Are we obligated to help if another agency requests our assistance?
No. Each Participating Agency in the Alliance is not required to render assistance to another Participating Agency in the time of need. Every Participating Agency maintains their right of refusal for whatever reason they may have.
Has this Agreement had legal reviews?
Yes. Attorneys from Salt Lake County, Salt Lake City, Utah County, along with other local attorneys have reviewed and provided assistance in the preparation of this document.
Can we make changes to the Agreement before we sign it?
No, not at this time. In order to ensure the timely implementation of this Agreement with multiple partners, this Agreement needs to be approved as is. However, the Agreement does include provisions for making changes in the future. It should be noted that the UTWARN Agreement (Utah Water, Wastewater Response Network) was used as a basis for this Agreement. The
Who should sign this Agreement?
All local government agencies, service districts, and state agencies that can provide, or would require public works assistance, after a natural or man-made disaster should sign this Agreement.
After we have signed, what’s next?
We encourage all Participating Agencies in the Alliance to continue to be active supporters of the Agreement by organizing annual Emergency Management training exercises, making sure that all equipment lists are current, ensuring that you have a representative attend our annual meeting at the APWA Fall Conference, and being ready to assist each other in the event of flooding, severe weather, fires, earthquakes and other natural or manmade emergencies.
How do I get more information?
Please view our website at http://utah.apwa.net/MenuHomepage/292/Emergency-Management
or contact the APWA Utah Chapter Emergency Management Committee.
PAT HART, M.P.A
Chair, APWA Utah Chapter Emergency Management Committee
EMERGENCY & SAFETY MANAGER
SALT LAKE CITY CORPORATION
Tim Peters – Vice Chair
Public Services Manager
City of West Jordan Public Works
Last Update: April 2, 2018