Presentation on theme: "MAMA-C. Mid-America Mutual Aid Consortium Eight (8) states Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri Future expansion."— Presentation transcript:
Mid-America Mutual Aid Consortium Eight (8) states Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Iowa, Minnesota and Missouri Future expansion to Kentucky
International Association of Fire Chiefs State Chief’s Associations Illinois Terrorism Task Force (Funding) State Offices of the State Fire Marshal FEMA
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
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
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
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?
MAMA-C becomes the platform to resolve issues of governance while maintaining agreement on matters of: Interoperability Standardization Simplicity
38 Counties Positively Affected with better Mutual Aid Agreements
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
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”.
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
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
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?
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
Define day-to- day mutual aid across state lines Emergency response (ladder truck, engine, ambulance) Training opportunities Stand-by
Apparatus and Personnel Special Teams (Haz Mat, TRT, Dive, IMAT) Priority: Define resource categories involved and standards for apparatus and equipment
Apparatus Hydrant and hose connections Radio frequencies and communications Levels of training Terminology Dispatch centers
Tort Immunity Benefits Reciprocity Some States have laws in place currently that need reviewed.
Incident Command System Accountability Safety
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
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.
Includes the following goals: Reciprocity on licenses, certifications and permits Provide immunity from civil and criminal actions Maintain employee benefits
Modeled after the Intrastate MABAS agreement
Strategy discussed at the conference Majority if not all will plan for submitting the legislation through their respective state legislature in Working on identifying key lead group in each state to seek passage of enabling legislation. (Indiana Fire Chiefs Assoc.)
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
We believe that those we serve deserve the quickest, most effective mutual aid and that borders should not be barriers to accomplishing that result.
Contact Brian D. Lott, MAMA-C Coordinator, IN Timm Schabbel, MAMA-C Coordinator, IN