2 MAMA-C Mid-America Mutual Aid Consortium Eight (8) states Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota and MissouriFuture expansion to Kentucky
3 Other MAMA-C Participants International Association of Fire ChiefsState Chief’s AssociationsIllinois Terrorism Task Force (Funding)State Offices of the State Fire MarshalFEMA
4 State Leads Jay Reardon, MABAS-IL President John Cratty, MABAS-IL MAMA-C CoordinatorChief Timm Schabbel, MABAS-IN PresidentDeputy Chief Brian D. Lott, IMARP IndianaChief Brian Satula, MABAS-WI PresidentChief Bill Nelson, MABAS-MI PresidentChief Russell Rife, Ohio Fire Chief’s Response Coord.Chief Scott Gerber, MinnesotaChief Ernie Rhodes, MissouriChief Gerry Voelliger, Iowa
5 Legal GroupJulie Secontine, Oakland County MI Risk Manager and Michigan Fire Chief’s AssociationKarl Ottosen, MABAS-IL’s Legal CounselMaureen Cunningham, IEMA General CounselJohn Fennell, IL-OSFM General CounselGeorge Thompson, IN-DHS General CounselRandi Milsap, WI-EM General CounselTammy Little, OH Attorney General’s Office
6 State MAMA-C Delegations Two Fire Chiefs from each stateOne Legal representative from each stateOne EMA-DHS or State mutual aid coordinator from each stateIllinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio have complete delegationsWe are working to fill the delegations in Minnesota, Iowa and Missouri
7 History First dubbed the “Mutual Aid President’s Council” by MABAS-IL Tremendous growth in MABAS fromMABAS Executive Board had a concern for the existing centralized multi-state configurationThe risks were great – could multiple decentralized independent governance be achieved without jeopardizing the existing standardized MABAS system?
8 Creation of MAMA-CMAMA-C becomes the platform to resolve issues of governance while maintaining agreement on matters of:InteroperabilityStandardizationSimplicity
9 38 Counties Positively Affected with better Mutual Aid Agreements
10 Mutual Aid EffortsIAFC has several mutual aid initiatives on- going with the DHS involving both intrastate and interstate mutual aid.The intrastate goal is to have day-to-day mutual aid in every state.The interstate goal is to have a national mutual aid system to support EMAC and the NRP
11 MAMA-C “Niche”The current mission statement amended at the most recent MAMA-C meeting on December 15 & 16, 2009“The mission of the Mid-America Mutual Aid Consortium (MAMA-C) is to share information and remove barriers to locally driven day-to- day mutual aid across state lines on incidents not requiring Declarations of Disaster”.
12 “Niche in a Nutshell”Day-to-Day mutual aid works the same between Bettendorf, IA and East Moline, IL as it works between East Moline, IL and Moline, ILDay-to-Day mutual aid works the same between Niles, Michigan and Clay Township, Indiana as it does between Clay Township, Indiana and Harris Township FD, Indiana
13 End ResultA Fire Chief near a state border can get an aerial ladder truck or an engine or an ambulance from a department across state lines just as easy as they can get the same resources from a neighboring department in his “home” stateA Fire Chief in a specific region of his state can get a specialty team (Haz Mat, TRT, Water Rescue) from a neighboring state as easy as he can get one in his “home” state
14 Why not EMAC or IMAC? EMAC requires a “disaster declaration”. IMAC requires state activationDo we really want to ask the state for permission to share an engine one mile from the state line?What would that response time be?
15 Key Factors Locally driven for quick response Enabling state legislation to allow local government agencies to sign agreements across state bordersStandard model mutual aid agreement to use across state bordersReciprocity on issues like licenses, certifications, permitsTort immunityBenefit protection
16 Key Questions Define day-to- day mutual aid across state lines Emergency response (ladder truck, engine, ambulance)Training opportunitiesStand-by
17 Scope of Resources Apparatus and Personnel Special Teams (Haz Mat, TRT, Dive, IMAT)Priority: Define resource categories involved and standards for apparatus and equipment
22 Where are we?MAMA-C meeting, Prospect Heights, IL, December 15 & 16, 200930 attendees from 7 statesRevisited the work of the “President’s Council”Updates by each StateDiscussed EMAC vs “locally driven” mutual aidFormed a “legal group” working group
23 Legal GroupDeveloped “model legislation” for state’s to adopt giving units of local government the ability to sign locally driven mutual aid across state borders.This legislation was fined tuned on Feb. 22nd during a meeting of MAMA-C attendees at the Illinois MABAS Conference.
24 “Model Legislation” Includes the following goals: Reciprocity on licenses, certifications and permitsProvide immunity from civil and criminal actionsMaintain employee benefits
25 Draft “Model Agreement” Modeled after the Intrastate MABAS agreement
26 Enabling Legislation Passage Strategy discussed at the conferenceMajority if not all will plan for submitting the legislation through their respective state legislature in 2011.Working on identifying key lead group in each state to seek passage of enabling legislation. (Indiana Fire Chiefs Assoc.)
27 What’s next for MAMA-C?Continue progress made with the Legal Group and move toward individual state adoptionContinue to recruit delegation representatives for Iowa, Missouri and MinnesotaFocus the MAMA-C group on key operational issues including EMT certifications and medical licenses.Identify a time and place for a future MAMA-C meetingContinue to assist states modeling MABAS-IL to stand-up as MABAS-MO, MABAS-IA, MABAS-MN
28 Why is MAMA-C Important? We believe that those we serve deserve the quickest, most effective mutual aid and that borders should not be barriers to accomplishing that result.
29 Questions? Contact Brian D. Lott, MAMA-C Coordinator, IN Timm Schabbel, MAMA-C Coordinator, IN