West Virginia

WestVirginiaEMIn 2009 West Virginia established a statewide mutual aid system, automatically enrolling the political jurisdictions, and providing them with a way to withdraw from the compact if they did not want to participate.


Enacted: 2009

Compact Type: Codified

Compact Name: W. Va. Code, § 15-5-28, Statewide Mutual Aid System

Opt in/ Opt out: Opt out

Intrastate Mutual Aid Committee: Yes

Reimbursement: Receiving

Workers Comp: Sending

Liability: Receiving

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

Credentialing: Yes

Time in Effect: Emergency Declaration or Training

Home Rule or Dillon’s Rule: Unclear

Last updated: December 10, 2013 at 13:53 pm