MassachusettsEMIn 2010, Massachusetts codified their public safety mutual aid agreement. The involved parties must opt in by official notification to the Director of the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency. They can also opt out the same way.


Enacted: 2010

Compact Type: Codified

Compact Name: M.G.L.A. 40 §4J, Public Safety Mutual Aid Agreement

Opt in/Opt out: Opt in

Intrastate Mutual Aid Committee: No

Reimbursement/Payment: Sending

Workers Comp: Sending

Liability: Respective

Operational Command and Control: Split — sending has administrative control (i.e. protocols and procedures), but receiving has operational control

Credentialing: Silent

Time in Effect: Emergency Declaration or Training

Home Rule or Dillon’s Rule: Home Rule

Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 13:35 pm