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1 Mutual Aid: MAMA-C

2 MAMA-C Mid-America Mutual Aid Consortium Eight (8) states
Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri Future expansion to Kentucky

3 Other MAMA-C Participants
International Association of Fire Chiefs State Chief’s Associations Illinois Terrorism Task Force (Funding) State Offices of the State Fire Marshal FEMA

4 State Leads Jay Reardon, MABAS-IL President
John Cratty, MABAS-IL MAMA-C Coordinator Chief Timm Schabbel, MABAS-IN President Deputy Chief Brian D. Lott, IMARP Indiana Chief Brian Satula, MABAS-WI President Chief Bill Nelson, MABAS-MI President Chief Russell Rife, Ohio Fire Chief’s Response Coord. Chief Scott Gerber, Minnesota Chief Ernie Rhodes, Missouri Chief Gerry Voelliger, Iowa

5 Legal Group Julie Secontine, Oakland County MI Risk Manager and Michigan Fire Chief’s Association Karl Ottosen, MABAS-IL’s Legal Counsel Maureen Cunningham, IEMA General Counsel John Fennell, IL-OSFM General Counsel George Thompson, IN-DHS General Counsel Randi Milsap, WI-EM General Counsel Tammy Little, OH Attorney General’s Office

6 State MAMA-C Delegations
Two Fire Chiefs from each state One Legal representative from each state One EMA-DHS or State mutual aid coordinator from each state Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, and Ohio have complete delegations We 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 from MABAS Executive Board had a concern for the existing centralized multi-state configuration The risks were great – could multiple decentralized independent governance be achieved without jeopardizing the existing standardized MABAS system?

8 Creation of MAMA-C MAMA-C becomes the platform to resolve issues of governance while maintaining agreement on matters of: Interoperability Standardization Simplicity

9 38 Counties Positively Affected with better Mutual Aid Agreements

10 Mutual Aid Efforts IAFC 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, IL Day-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 Result A 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” state A 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 activation Do 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 borders Standard model mutual aid agreement to use across state borders Reciprocity on issues like licenses, certifications, permits Tort immunity Benefit protection

16 Key Questions Define day-to- day mutual aid across state lines
Emergency response (ladder truck, engine, ambulance) Training opportunities Stand-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

18 Personnel Standards Qualifications Licenses Certifications Permits
Staffing standards

19 Interoperability Apparatus Hydrant and hose connections
Radio frequencies and communications Levels of training Terminology Dispatch centers

20 Legal Concerns Tort Immunity Benefits Reciprocity
Some States have laws in place currently that need reviewed.

21 Define Operational Guidelines
Incident Command System Accountability Safety

22 Where are we? MAMA-C meeting, Prospect Heights, IL, December 15 & 16, 2009 30 attendees from 7 states Revisited the work of the “President’s Council” Updates by each State Discussed EMAC vs “locally driven” mutual aid Formed a “legal group” working group

23 Legal Group Developed “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 permits Provide immunity from civil and criminal actions Maintain employee benefits

25 Draft “Model Agreement”
Modeled after the Intrastate MABAS agreement

26 Enabling Legislation Passage
Strategy discussed at the conference Majority 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 adoption Continue to recruit delegation representatives for Iowa, Missouri and Minnesota Focus the MAMA-C group on key operational issues including EMT certifications and medical licenses. Identify a time and place for a future MAMA-C meeting Continue 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

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