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					4000 Joy Lake Rd.                                                                            Phone:(775\849-11*8
Reno.NV.895lt                                                                                  Fax: (775)849-1636


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                                                     AGENDA

                                        Sierra Fire Protection District
                                      Tuesday,August 8,2006 - 4:00 PM
                                     WashoeCounty Commission Chambers
                                             1001East9thStreet
                                                Reno,Nevada

            Pursuantto NRS 24I.020, the agendafor this meeting has beenposted at the Washoe
            County Administrative Building, WashoeCounty Courthouse,WashoeCounty Main
            Library and Sparks Justice Court. Support documentation for items on the agenda,
            provided to the Sierra Fire ProtectionDistrict Board of Directors, is available to members
            of the public at the Sierra Fire Protection District office (885 EastlakeBlvd, Washoe
            Valley, Nevada).

               1. *CALL TO ORDER/ROLL CALL

               2 . APPROVALOF AGENDA FORAUGUST 8, 2006MEETING
               a
                    APPROVALOF SELECTED SIERRAFIRE PROTECTIONDISTRICT
                    PERSONNEL THE WASHOECOLINTYREGIONAL
                             TO
                    COMMUNICATIONSSYSTEM,JOINT OPERATINGCOMMITTEEAND
                    THE WASHOECOUNTY REGIONALCOMMUMCATIONS SYSTEM
                    USERSGROUPAND IF APPROVEDAUTHORZE CHAIRMAN TO
                    EXECUTESAME.

               4 . APPROVALOF THE COOPERATIVEAGREEMENTBETWEENTHE
                    SIERRAFIREPROTECTIONDISTRICTAND THE SPARKSFIRE
                    DEPARTMENT.

               5 . APPROVALOF THE COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTBETWEENTHE
                   SIERRAFIRE PROTECTIONDISTRICTAND THE TRUCKEEFIRE
                   PROTECTION DISTRICT.

               6 . APPROVALOF RESOLUTIONRATIFYING THE SIERRAFIRE
                    PROTECTIONDISTRICTFIRE CHIEF'SEXECUTIONOF THE STATE OF
                    NEVADA FIREMUTUAL AID AGREEMENT.


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4000Joy Lake Rd.                                                                                       Phone:(775)849-f108
Reno.NV. 89511                                                                                           Fax: (775)849-1636


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              * COMMISSIONERS'/STAFF     COMMENTS                     and
                                                 [imited to announcements
              requestsfor futureagenda
                                     items.)
              *EMERGENCYITEMS
              *PUBLIC COMMENTS(Limitedto two minutes all itemson or offthe agenda).
                                                    for

              ADJOURNMENT.

              Unless otherwise indicated by asterisk(*), all items on the agendaare action items upon which the
              Board of Directors will take action. Public comment on agendaitems other than the public comment
              item will be limited to two minutes per person.In accordancewith NRS 24l.021,this agendacloses
              three working days prior to the meeting. We are pleased to make reasonable accommodations for
              people who are disabled and wish to attend meetings.If you should require special anangementsfor
              the meeting, pleasecontact our ofifice at775-849-1108 before the meeting date.
4000Joy Lake Rd.                                                                         Phone: (775)849-1f08
Renoo 89511
     NV.                                                                                   Fax: (775)849-1636


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                                        STAFF REPORT
                                BOARD MEETING DATE: August8,2006



           DATE:          Iuly 12,2006

           TO:           Board of Directors
                         Sierra Fire ProtectionDistrict
                         Katy Singlaub, Washoe County Manager

           FROM:         lnterim Fire Chief Joe Reinhardt

           SUBJECT:      Approval of appointrnentof selectedSierra Fire Protection District
                         persormel to the Washoe County Regional Communications System, Joint
                         Operating Committee and the WashoeCounty Regional Communications
                         System Users Group and if approved, authorize Chairman to execute
                         same.


           qUMMARY

           Recommendation to approve the appointrnent of selected Sierra Fire Protection District
           Personnel to the Washoe County Regional Communications System, Joint Operating
           Committee and the WashoeCounty Regional CommunicationsSystemUsers Group, and
           If approved, authorize Chairman to execute same. The appointments meet the conditions
           of the Additional Participant Acceptance of the washoe county Regional
           Communication System Interlocal Agreement dated October, 1999;and approved by the
           Board of Directorson June27,2A06.

           PREVIOUS ACTION

           None.




                                                                         AGENDAITEM # 3
4000Joy Lake Rd.                                                                             Phone:(775)849-110S
Reno.NV. 89511                                                                                 Fax: (775)849-1636

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           BACKGROUND

           On June 27,2006, the Board of Directors of the Sierra Fire Protection District approved
           the Additional Participant Acceptanceof the WashoeCounty Regional Communication
           System Interlocal Agreement dated October, 1999. The Additional Participant
           Acceptancewas necessarywith the formation of the Sierra Fire Protection District. The
           Interlocal requires the District to participate in the Joint Operating Committee and the
           Users Group Committee with representation at those meetings. The appointments meet
           the conditions of the WashoeCounty Reeional Communication SystemInterlocal
           Agreement.

           FISCAL IMPACT

           None

           RECOMMEI{DATION

           It is recommendedthat the board of Directors of the Sierra Fire Protection District
           approve the appointments of the designated Sierra Fire Protection District personnel to
           the Washoe County Regional Communication System Joint Operating Committee and
           user's Group.

           POSSIBLE MOTION

           Should the Board agreewith Staffs recommendation,a possiblemotion would be:

           I move to approve the appointments of the designated Sierra Fire Protection District
           personnel to the WashoeCounty Regional Communications SystemJoint Operating
           Committeeand User's Group.
 APPOTINTMENT     OF SIERRA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT PERSONNEL
                               TO THE
         WASHOE COUNTY REGIONAL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
            JOINT OPERATING COMMITTF'E & USER'S GROUP

The Sierra Fire ProtectionDistrict, approvedby the Sierra Fire Protection District Board

of Directors on June 27,2006 as an Additional Participant to the WashoeCounty

Regional Communication SystemInterlocal Agreement, dated October 1999,agreesto

abide by and comply with the terms and conditions set forth in the agreement.As a

condition of the agreement, Sierra Fire Protection District agreesto appoint district
                          the

personnel to attend the Washoe County Regional Communication System Joint Operating

Committee and User's Group which provide oversight of the 800 mhz radio system. The

District agreesto submit in writing to the Joint Operating Committee the names of

appointed representativesand altemates and any changesto those representativesor

alternates.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The parties hereto have causedthe appointmentsto be
executed of the dayandyearhereinbelow.Datedthis
       as                                                  _ dayof
2006.


BY:
       RobertM. Larkin, Chairman
       SFPDBoardof Directors




BY:
       Joe Reinhardt
       SFPD Interim Chief




ATTEST:
    Amy Harvey,Washoe
                    CountyClerk
4000Joy Lake Rd.                                                                            Phone:(77S) 849-1f08
RenooNV.89511                                                                                 Fax: (775)849-1636

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                                                     Julv 14.2006

           Tom Gadd, Director
           Washoe County Departmentof Public Works
           1001E. Ninth Street
           P . O .B o x 1 1 1 3 0
           Reno. Nevada 89 524-0027

           Dear Sir,

           I am writing to inform you of our appointments to the Washoe County Regional
           Communications System, Joint Operating Committee and user's Group as per our
           Additional Participant Acceptance approvedby the Sierra Fire Protection District Board
           of Directors on June 27, 2006. Pending approval by the Sierra Fire Protection District
           Board of Directors on August 8, 2006, the following Sierra Fire Protection District
           personnelhave been appointedto attendthe meetings:

                   Joint OperatingCommittee:

                          Joe Reinhardt - lnterim Chief               Primary
                          Mike Heikka- Battalion Chief                Alternate

                   User's Group:

                                     -
                          JasonSease Firefighter                      Primary
                          Vince Thomas- Battalion Chief               Alternate
                          Dave French - Captain                       Alternate

           If you have any questions,pleasefeel free to contact me at any time. Thank You

           Sincerely,

           /ryZ€7>4 Chief
           Joe Reinhardt, Interim
           Sierra Fire Protection District
4000Joy Lake Rd.                                                                              Phone:(775)849-U08
Reno.NV.89511                                                                                   Fax: (775)849-t636

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                                         STAFF REPORT
                                 BOARD MEETING DATE: August8,2006



           DATE:          Iuly 12,2006

           TO:            Board of Directors
                          Sierra Fire Protection District
                          Katy Singlaub, Washoe County Manager

           FROM:          Interim Fire Chief Joe Reinhardt

           SUBJECT:       Approval of the CooperativeAgreement betweenthe Sierra Fire
                          Protection District and the SparksFire Department.

           SUMMARY

           Recommendation to approve the Cooperative Agreement between the Sierra Fire
           Protection District and the SparksFire Departmentwhich provides cooperativefire
           Serviceto the District and which the District provides cooperativefire serviceto. The
           The agreementis vital to the daily operationsof the District and is similar to those
           agreements  with other agenciesthat were approvedon June 27,20A6.

           County PrioritylGoal: Improve public safety, security and health.


           PREVIOUS ACTION

           None.




                                                                              AGENDA ITEM #
4000Joy Lake Rd.                                                                            Phone: (775)849-lf$8
Reno,NV.895f 1                                                                                Fax: (715)849-1636


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           BACKGROUND

           On June 13,2006, the Board of Directors of the Sierra Fire Protection District approved
           the Resolution Ratifying the CooperativeAgreement for the Provision of Fire Services
           Between WashoeCounty, Sierra Fire ProtectionDistrict and the Stateof Nevada
           Department of Conservationand Natural Resources      and Nevada Division of Forestryto
           transfer emergency medical services, structural fires and wildland fire suppressionwithin
           Washoe County from the Nevada Division of Forestryto be effective July 1,2006.
           In order to operatethe District at maximum efficiency and to keep suppressioncosts
           dovm, it is necessary enter into CooperativeAgreementswith local firefighting
                                to
           agenciesfor mutual aid. The agreementis similar to thoseapprovedwith other agencies.

           FISCAL IMPACT

           By entering into this agreement,fire suppressioncosts will be geatly diminished. The
           attachedagteement specifies the costs that the Sparks Fire Department would charge if
           the time of assistanceis greater than the agreedupon mutual aid (without cost) time
           period.

           The Sierra Fire Protection District Budget for FY 06/07has the necessary,
                                                                                   foreseenfire
           suppressioncontingenciesand reservesto pay for the agreements the time of assistance
                                                                            if
           is greater than the agreed upon mutual aid time period.

           RECOMMENDATION

           It is recommendedthat the board of Directors of the Sierra Fire Protection District
           approve the Cooperative Agreement between the Sierra Fire Protection District and the
           Sparks Fire Department.

           POSSIBLE MOTION

           Should the Board agreewith Staff s recommendation, possible motion would be:
                                                            a

           I move to approve the CooperativeAgreementbetweenthe Sierra Fire Protection District
           and the Sparks Fire Department.
                          Cooperative  Agreementbetween
                          SparksFire Departmentand the
                           Sierra Fire Protection District
This agreement made and enteredinto by the SparksFire Department,
               is                                                 hereinafterreferredto
as SFD,andthe SierraFire ProtectionDistrict,hereinafter
                                                      referred as SFPD,and is effective
                                                              to
on the dateasprovidedherein.

RECITALS

WHEREAS, each of the above-named      entities maintainsand operatesfire and emergency
medicalorganizations                     jurisdictions; and,
                   within their respective

WHEREAS, on occasion each agency experiences     fires or other emergencies such a
                                                                               of
magnitudethat assistance other fire response
                       of                  organizationswould be beneficial in addressine
the emergencies;
               and,

WHEREAS, the parties hereto desire to enter into a cooperativeagreement
                                                                      pursuantto NRS
227.045 providefor the circumstances procedures
        to                            and            underwhici eachagencywill provide
assistance responding fire andotheremergencies
          in         to                           whenrequested the oih".;
                                                                by

Now therefore,the partiesheretomutually agreeto provide fire suppression
                                                                       equipment,facilities
andpersonnel eachotherunderthe following termsandconditions:
            to

   1. The agencywhich experiences incidentin which assistance soughtshall be known
                                  an                           is
      hereinasthe RequestingParfy:The agencyproviding assistanceshall be known hereinas
      the RespondingParfy.

   2. A requestfor assistance   shall be madeby the officer of the Requesting  Agency when
      believednecessary, by the duty officer of the Requesting
                           or                                    Agenry. The requestmust be
      madeto the officer on-duty for the RespondingAgency when beiievedoeCessary by   or
      the duty officer of the Requestingtrty: The requestmust be madeto the officer i" a"ty
      for the Responding   Agency.Both agenciesshall provide a telephonenumberor telephonl
      numbersto the other agencywhich shouldbe usedwhen requesting       Assistancefrom the
      Responding   Agency.

  3. The officer on duty for the Responding Agencyshall determine
                                                                whetherit hasresources
     availableto respond the requestfor assistance. the Responding
                          to                        If             Agencyhasresources
     availableto respondto the requestfor assistance, Responding
                                                    the          eg*V will furnish the
     RequestingAgency fire fighting equipment,personnei and facilities- which are then
     availablein the jurisdiction of the RespondingAgency and which are requested the
                                                                                by
     Requesting  Agency. The decisionas to availabiiitv of resources solely wittrin the
                                                                    is
     discretion the Responding
               of                 Agency.

  4. Neitheragencyis obligatedto reduce level of resources
                                       the               availablein the Responding
     jurisdiction below that deemedreasonably
                                            necessary provide the residentsof the
                                                     to

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     Responding        jurisdiction with fire suppression
                agency's                                services.
                                                                Again the decisionto
     provideresources solelywithin the discretion theResponding
                    is                          of              agency.

 5. In the event any claim or litigation is brought againstthe parties heretobasedupon an
    incident in which aid was providedpursuantto this agreement it is allegedthat the
                                                                    and
    parties are jointly or severally liable, the agencyin whosejurisdiction the incident
    occurred shall provide for the defenseof the action. The Requestingagency in the
    incident frrther agrees indemni& and hold harmless Responding
                           to                              the              ig"tr.y from any
    liability the respondingagencymay incur as the resultof responding a=request aii
                                                                         to            for
    except for thoseincidents in which the personnelof the Respondingagettcyactedwith
    grossnegligence maliciously.
                      or

 6. This agreement not intendedto createor be construed createany right or action on
                    is                                      to
    4:  q* of any   personor entity not signatoryto this agreement, createthe statusof
                                                                  nor
    third party beneficiaries any personor entity.
                            for

7. Any mutual aid extendedunder this agreement done with the expressunderstanding
                                                   is
   that personnel the Requestingagencyshall remainin chargeat the incident for which
                  of
   aid is requested  unlessthe commandof an incident has been transferredto another
   agencyor to an overheadmanagement      team. Pursuantto this authority the Requesting
   agency'the agencywhich has commandor the overhead        management t"u-, -uy ait .t
   and supervise personneland equipment
                 the                          provided by the Responding agencyihrough
   the operationof this mutual aid agreement.

8. Mutual aid shall be provided without expectationof reimbursement the first (24)
                                                                          for
   twenty-four hours from the time of response the requestfor mutual aid. If it appears
                                                   to
   that the incidentwill last longer tlnn Q4) twenty-four hoursthe designated representative
   for SFD and the designated    representative SFPD shall attempttJ meet and confer to
                                                of
   allocate the costs of the incident betweenthe parties. If no meeting is held and the
   Responding   Agelcy is requiredto providepersoonel,    equipment facilitiesfor a period
                                                                    or
   longer than Q4) twenty-four hours, th; Requesting Agency shall reimburse the
   RespondingAgency for the actual expenses incurs uto tfr"
                                                   it               lZ+; twenty-four hours
   have expireduponbeingprovidedwith a statement thoseexpenses.
                                                       of                Areasof automatic
   aid arelistedin AppendixA.

9' Th9 Responding  agencyto a mutual aid requestshall providethe Requesting agencywith
   an incidentreportwithin (20) twenty working days,foilowing completionoith" incident.

10. For the limited purpose the exclusive
                           of            remedysetforth in NRS 6l6A020,bothparties
   shall be deemedto employ jointly a person who is an employeeof either party and
   sustains injury by accidentor occupational
           an                               diseasewhile participatingin the matterfor
   which assistance  was requested.However, for the purpbse oi providing insurance
   benefitspursuantto NRS 616A-throughNRS 616D-and NRS 617 eachparty shall
  provide suchbenefitsto its own employees its own expense.
                                            at                  The parties-waive any
  indemnificationprovision with respectto such industrial injuries or occupational
  diseases.


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11. The partiesmay amendthis agreement anytime by an endorsement
                                     at                        madein writing
   and approvedby the County Commissioners      Board of Supervisors both the
                                          and./or                  of
   partiesto this Agreement.

12.This agreement  shallbecome  effective uponratificationby appropriate legalactionby the
   governingbodies of the partiesas a condition precedent its enry into force and shall
                                                             to
   remain in full force and effect, unlessrevoked by either party without cause,provided
   that arevocationshall not be ef;lectiveuntil 30 daysafter apartyhasservedwriuin notice
   of revocation the other party. Annual review of the agreement both partiesshall
                 to                                                   by
   takeplacein April of eachyear.

13. All notices communications
               and           concerning agreement
                                      this      shallbe directedasfollows:

                 SparksFire Departrnent
                 Tom Clewell,Fire Chief
                 1605VictorianAve
                 Sparks,
                       Nevada89431

                 SierraFire Protection
                                     District
                 JoeReinhardt,Acting Chief
                 4000Joy Lake Rd.
                 Reno, Nevada  89511


14.Oneof the duplicateoriginals shall beretainedby each agency
                                                             with the otherto be
   transmitted the otheragencies this agreement.
              to                  to




                                                                            Page3 of 7
 IN WITNESS WIIEREOF, The parties hereto have causedthis agreementto be executedas of
 the day and year herein below. Dated this day of              ,200-

SPARKS FIRE DEPARTMENT                       SIERRA f,'IRE PROTECTION
                                             DISTRICT



By: Tom Clewell,Fire Chief                   Chief, SierraFire ProtectionDistrict

Date:                                        Date:



By:                                          By:
GenoMartini, Mayor                           RobertM. Larkin, Chairman
Sparks                                       SFPDBoardof Directors

Date:                                        Date:

Approved as to form:                         Approved as to form:

By:                                          By:
SparksDistrict Attomey                       WashoeCountyDistrict Attorney

Date:                                        Date:

ATTEST:

By:
     City Clerk
Sparks                                      WashoeCountv Clerk




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 Appendix A

 nefined Mutual Aid Response
                           Areas.Ratesand Contact Informafion

 SPARKS FIRE DEPARTMENT JT]RISDICTION:
 The SierraFire ProtectionDistrict is requested respondwith;
                                              to
           1. One(l) Command
                           Officer uponrequest anywild-landfre that hasescaped
                                             on                              initial
 attackor escalated a second
                  to       alarmunderSFDjurisdiction at no costto SFDfor the first24
 hrs. .
          2. One(1) Type-III BrushEngines         for
                                        uponrequest anywildlandfre within SFD
jurisdiction,at no costto SFDfor the first 24ltrs.

          4. One(l) WaterTender anytypeof alarmto SFDuponrequest, no costto SFDfor
                              for                               at
 thefrst 24hrs.

          5. One(1) Type-I ILS Engineor ALS Engineuponrequest anytype of alarmto SFD
                                                            for
uponrequest, no costto SFDfor the first 24hrs.
           at



Operational Considerations
                         :
          a-      All incidentswithin SFDjurisdiction shall operate communications
                                                                   on
               frequencies assigned their jurisdiction unlessmutually agreed
                         as       for                                       upon by both
               partiesfor the incident.

SIERRA FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT JURISDICTION:
The SparksFire Department requested respondwith:
                        is        to
          l. One(1) Type-III BrushEngineuponrequest anywildlandfire within SFPD
                                                  for
jwisdiction, at no costto SFPDfor the first 24 hrs.

          2. (Onetype I or onefype 3 engine)whenrequested structurefires and other
                                                        on
incidents requested, areas
        as         in    underSFPDjurisdiction,at no costto SFPDfor the first 24 hrs.
Operational Considerations
                         :
          a.      All incidentswithin SFPDjurisdiction shall operate communications
                                                                    on




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        frequencies assigned theirjurisdictionunless
                  as       for                     mutuallyagreed
                                                                uponby bothparties
        for the incident.


 PROTECTION ORGAIIIZATION & RATES

        A. TheFollowingratesareapplicable
                                        after the frst 24 hours.

 Type I Engine,Staffedwith four (4) personnel                         $250/hour
 Type III Engine,Staftedwith three(3) personnel                       $175lhour
 Type III Engine,Stalfedwith four (4) personnel                       $200/hour
 SinglePerson Resource  with 2x4 transport                            $56/trour
 Type2 Tender,  Staffedwith one(l) operator                           $10O/hour
 Type2 Tender,Stafiled with (2) personnel                             $1404rour
 Mobile TriageUnit, StaJfed with (l) min. EMT                         $1l0/hour


       B. ContactPersons Phone
                       and    numbers


Sparks Fire DepartmentStaff Officers
                                                  Office     Mobile
Fire Chief,Tom Clewell                            353-2254   527-3704
Division chief / operations,Andy Flock            353-2257   527-3709
Division chief/Administration, Finley
                               Bill               353-1618   s27-3703
Division chief / Training,FrankFrievalt           353-2265   240-5994
BattalionChiefs                     353-2259
                                           or     353-2259          (in
                                                             742-2124 vehicle)
'A' Andy Koski
'B'RonNordmeyer                                              527-3705
                                                             527-3706
'C'GeneCarr
                                                             527-3707

Fire Stations
Stationl, 1605VictorianAve.       353-2259
Station2, 2900N. TruckeeLane      353-2252
Station3,1750E. GregStreet        353-2395
Station4,1450Disc Drive           626-4T84
Station5,6490VistaBlvd            626-4794

SparksDispatch,1701E. PraterWy. 725-353-2231

Sierra Fire ProtectionDistrict
RenoDispatch                      334-2306

                                                  Oflice   Mobile
Acting Fire chief, JoeReinhardt                   949-1109 721-2630


                                                                            Page6 of 7
'A' BattalionChief,Mike Heikka               g49-110g 721-2632
'B' BatfalionChief.VinceThomas               g49-ll0g 721_lg0g
'C' ActingBattalion                          g49-110g 315-6649
                   Chief

Fire Stations
Headquarters, EastLakeBlvd
              885                849-110g
BC Quarters,4000 LakeRd.
                  Joy            B4g-4g05
Station Bowers
       30"                       849-0565
Station Verdi
       35,                       345-035g
Station38, Galena                849-2ggl




SPARKSFIRE DEPARTMENT                       SIERRA F'IRE PROTE,CTIONDISTRICT



By: Tom Clewell,Fire Chief                  Chief,SierraFire Protection
                                                                      District
Date:                                       Date:




                                                                         Page 7 of 7
4000Joy Lake Rd.                                                                              Phone:(775)849-ff08
Reno,NV. 89511                                                                                  Fax: (775)84:9-t636

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                                         STAFF REPORT
                                 BOARD MEETING DATE: August8,2006



           DATE:          July 12,2006

           TO:            Boardof Directors
                          Sierra Fire Protection District
                          Katy Singlaub, WashoeCounty Manager

           FROM:          Interim Fire Chief Joe Reinhardt

           SUBJECT:       Approval of the CooperativeAgreement betweenthe Sierra Fire
                          Protection District and the Truckee Fire Protection District.

           SUMMARY

           Recommendation to approve the Cooperative Agreement between the Sierra Fire
           Protection District and the Truckee Fire Protection District which provides cooperative
           Fire Serviceto the Diskict and which the District provides cooperativefire serviceto.
           The mutual aid with Truckee typically is used along the Interstate 80 corridor from
           Floriston, California to the Mogul areaof Verdi, Nevada.


           The agreementis vital to the daily operationsof the District and is similar to those
           agreementswith other agenciesthat were approvedon June27,2006.

           County Priority/Goal: Improve public safety, security and health.


           PREVIOUS ACTION

           None.




                                                                   AGENDAITEM # 5
4000Joy Lake Rd.                                                                            Phone: (775)849-1f08
Reno.NV.89511                                                                                 Fax: (?75)849-1636


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           BACKGROUND

           On June 13,2006, the Board of Directors of the Sierra Fire Protection District approved
           the Resolution Ratifuing the CooperativeAgreementfor the Provision of Fire Services
           Between WashoeCounty, Sierra Fire ProtectionDistrict and the Stateof Nevada
           Department of Conservationand Natural Resources      and Nevada Division of Forestry to
           transfer emergency medical services, structural fires and wildland fire suppressionwithin
           Washoe County from the Nevada Division of Forestryto be effective July 1, 2006.

           In order to operatethe District at maximum efficiency and to keep suppressioncosts
           down, it is necessary enter into CooperativeAgreementswith local firefighting
                                to
           agenciesfor mutual aid. The agreementis similar to those approvedwith other agencies.

           FISCAL IMPACT

           The Sierra Fire Protection District Budget for FY 06107has the necessary,foreseen fire
           suppressioncontingenciesand reservesto pay for the agreements the time of assistance
                                                                            if
           is greater than the agreed upon mutual aid time period.

           RECOMMENDATION

           It is recommendedthat the board of Directors of the Sierra Fire Protection District
           approve the Cooperative Agreement between the Sierra Fire Protection District and the
           Truckee Fire Protection District.

           POSSIBLE MOTION

           Should the Board agreewith Staffs recommendation,a possiblemotion would be:

           I move to approve the CooperativeAgreementbetweenthe Sierca Fire Protection District
           and the Truckee Fire Protection District.
                      Cooperative Agreement between
                      Truckee Fire Protection District
                                   and the
                       Sierra Fire Protection District
This agreement is made and entered into by the Truckee Fire Protection hereinafter
referred to as TFPD, and the Sierra Fire Protection District, hereinafter referred to as
SFPD, and is effective on the date as provided herein.

RECITALS

WHEREAS, each of the above-namedentities maintains and operates fire and emergency
medical organizationswithin their respectivejurisdictions; and,

WHEREAS, on occasion each agency experiencesfires or other emergenciesof such a
magnitude that assistanceof other fire response organizations would be beneficial in
addressingthe emergencies;and,

WHEREAS, the parties hereto desire to enter into a cooperative agreementpursuant to
NRS 227.045 to provide for the circumstancesand proceduresunder which each agency
will provide assistance respondingto fire and other emergencies
                      in                                       when requestedby the
other;

Now therefore, the parties hereto mutually agree to provide fire suppressionequipment,
facilities and personnelto each other under the following terms and conditions:

       1.     The agency which experiencesan incident in which assistanceis sought
              shall be known herein as the Requesting Party: The agency providing
              assistanceshall be known herein as the Responding Party.

       2.    A request for assistance shall be made by the officer of the Requesting
             Agency when believed necessary, by the duty officer of the Requesting
                                               or
             Agency. The request must be made to the officer on-duty for the
             RespondingAgency when believed necessaryor by the duty officer of the
             Requesting Party. The request must be made to the offrcer on duty for the
             Responding Agency. Both agencies shall provide a telephone number or
             telephone numbers to the other agency which should be used when
             requestingAssistancefrom the RespondingAgency.

       3.    The officer on duty for the RespondingAgency shall determinewhether it
             has resourcesavailable to respond to the request for assistance.If the
             RespondingAgency has resourcesavailable to respond to the request for
             assistance,the Responding Agency will furnish the Requesting Agency
             fire fighting equipment, personnel and facilities which are then available
             in the jurisdiction of the RespondingAgency and which are requestedby
             the Requesting Agency. The decision as to availability of resourcesis
     solely within the discretion of the RespondingAgency.

4.   Neither agency is obligated to reduce the level of resourcesavailable in
     the responding jurisdiction below that deemed reasonably necessaryto
     provide the residents of the responding agency's jurisdiction with fire
     suppression seryices. Again the decision to provide resources is solely
     within the discretion of the respondingagency.

5.   In the event any claim or litigation is brought against the parties hereto
     based upon an incident in which aid was provided pursuant to this
     agreementand it is alleged that the parties are jointly or severally liable,
     the agencyin whosejurisdiction the incident occurred shall provide for the
     defenseof the action. The requestingagency in the incident further agrees
     to indemnify and hold harmlessthe responding agency from any liability
     the responding agency may incur as the result of responding to a request
     for aid except for those incidents in which the personnel of the responding
     agencyactedwith grossnegligenceor maliciously.

6.   This agreement is not intended to create or be construed to create any right
     or action on the part of any person or entity not signatory to this
     agreement, nor create the stafus of third parfy beneficiaries for any person
     or entity.

7.   Any mutual aid extended under this agreement is done with the express
     understanding that personnel of the Requesting agency shall remain in
     chargeat the incident for which aid is requestedunlessthe command of an
     incident has been transferred to another agency or to an overhead
     management team. Pursuant to this authority the Requesting agency, the
     agency which has command or the overhead management tearn" may
     direct and supervise the personnel and equipment provided by the
     Responding agency through the operation of this mutual aid agreement.
8.    Mutual aid shall be provided without expectation of reimbursement for the first
      (24) twenty-four hours from the time of responseto the requestfor mutual aid. If
      it appears that the incident will last longer than (24) twenty-four hours the
      designatedrepresentativefor TFPD and the designatedrepresentativeof SFPD
      shall attempt to meet and confer to allocate the costs of the incident betweenthe
      parties. If no meeting is held and the RespondingAgency is required to provide
      personnel,equipment or facilities for a period longer than (24) twenty-four hours,
      the Requesting Agency shall reimburse the Responding Agency for the actual
      expensesit incurs after the (24) twenty-four hours have expired upon being
      provided with a statementof those expenses.    Areas of automatic aid are listed in
      Appendix A.

9.    The Responding agency to a mutual aid request shall provide the Requesting
      agency with an incident report within (20) twenty working days, following
      completion of the incident.

10.   For the limited purpose of the exclusive remedy set forth in NRS 616^4020, both
      parties shall be deemedto employ jointly a person who is an employee of either
      party and sustains an rnj"ry by accident or occupational disease while
      participating in the matter for which assistancewas requested. However, for the
      pu{pose of providing insurance benefits pursuant to NRS 6l6A-through NRS
      616D and NRS 617 eachparty shall provide such benefits to its own employeesat
      its own expense. The parties waive any indemnification provision with respect to
      such industrial injuries or occupationaldiseases.

11.   The parties may a$rcnd this agreement at any time by an endorsement made in
      writing and approved by the County Commissioners and/or Supervisory Boards of
      both the partiesto this Agreement.

t2.   This agreement shall become effective upon ratification by appropriate legal
      action by the governing bodies of the parties as a condition precedent to its enfiy
      into force and shall remain in full force and effect, unless revoked by either party
      without cause,provided that a revocation shall not be effective until 30 days after
      a party has served written notice of revocation to the other party.
        13.    All notices and communications conceming this agreementshall be Directed
               follows:

                      TruckeeFire Protection
                                           District
                      BryceE. Keller,Chief
                      10049Donner  Pass Road
                      P.O.Box 2768
                      Truckee.California96160




                      SierraFire Protection District
                      Joe Reinhardt, Acting Chief
                      4000 Joy Lake Rd.
                      Reno,Nevada89511


       14.     One of the duplicate originals shall be retained by each agency with the other to
               be transmitted to the other agenciesto this agreement.


AUTOMATIC       AID


Truckee Fire ProtectionDistrict Jurisdiction:

The Sierra Fire Protection District is requested respondwith;
                                                to

     1. One (1) Type-3 Brush Engine and the Verdi VFD as automaticaid to the portion of

     Sierra County west of Verdi, Nevada in the SunriseBasin areaand upon requestfor any

     wildland fire within TFPD jurisdiction, at no cost to TFPD for the first 24 hrs.

     2.One (1) Command Officer on any wild-land fire that has escapedinitial attack or

     escalated a secondalarm under TFPD jurisdiction along Interstate80 from the
              to

     California/Nevadastateline to Floriston, California, at no cost to TFPD for the first 24 hrs.

     A "Unified Command" ICS structurewill be establishedwith both asenciesat the

     established
               ICP.

      3.One (1) Type-l ILS Engineand the Verdi VFD as automaticaid to all non-wildland

     incidents, medical emergencies,
                                   vehicle accidents,vehicle fires, etc. along Interstate80

     within TFPD jurisdiction from the California/Nevadastateline to Floriston, California.
 .                     ICS structure be established both asencies the
     A "Unified Command"           will           with          at

               ICP.
     established
     4.One(l) WaterTender anytype of alarmto TFPDuponrequest.
                        for


Operational Considerations
                         :

       1. For any incident that occurs on lands that may threatenthe SFPDjurisdiction. The

       SFPD shall be notified immediately and shall be included in the "Unified Command" of

       the incident.

       2. ALIincidents within TFPD jurisdiction shall operateon communicationsfrequencies

       as assignedfor their jurisdiction unlessmutually agreedupon by both parties for the

       incident.

       3. Cost shareagreementsshall be enteredinto for all jurisdictions involved as neededfor

       extended attack incidents.




SIERRAFIRE PROTECTIONDISTRICTruRISDICTION:
The TruckeeFire ProtectionDistrict is requested respond
                                              to       with:
      1. . One (l) Type-3Brushuponrequest anywildlandfire within SFPD
                                        for
      jurisdiction,at no costto SFPDfor the first 24 hrs.

      2. Appropriateresources
                            (Minimum of I type I or type3 engine) all Second
                                                                on         Alarm
      Structure Wildlandfires andotherincidents requested,alongandadjacent
              and                              as                        to
      Interstate to the Mogul Areain Nevada areas
               80                          in   underSFPDjurisdiction


Operational Considerations
                         :

      a. For any incident that occurs on lands that may threatenthe TFPD jurisdiction. The

          TFPD shall be notified immediately and shall be included in the "Unified Command"

          of the incident.
b . All incidentswithin SFPDjurisdiction shall operateon communicationsfrequencies

   as assignedfor their jurisdiction unlessmutually agreedupon by both parties for the

   incident.

c . Cost shareagreementsshall be enteredinto for all jurisdictions involved as needed

   for extendedattack incidents.

d. Any requestsfor aircraft and/or hand crews shall have a resource order and shall be

   paid on an assistance hire basisby SFPD.
                       by
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The partieshereto have causedthis asreementto be executedas of
the day andyearhereinbelow.Datedthis   day of                200

TRUCKEE FIRE PROTECTION                     SIERRA FIRE PROTECTION
DISTRICT                                    DISTRICT


By:                                         By:
BryceE. Keller, Chief                       Joe Reinhardt,Acting Chief

Date:                                       Date:



By:                                         By:
TFPD Board of Directors                     RobertLarkin, Chairman
                                            SFPDBoardif Directors

Date:                                       Date:

Approved as to form:                        Approved as to form:

By:                                         By:
                                            WashoeCountyDistrict Attorney

Date:                                       Date:

ATTEST:

By:                                        By:
                                           Washoe
                                                CountyClerk
4000Joy Lake Rd.                                                                             Phone:(775)849-fl0g
Reno.NV. 89511                                                                                Fax: {775)849-1636


                                          sien'afp el@:n'a o econnla.ns
                                                         sh




                                         STAFF REPORT
                                 BOARD MEETING DATE: August8,2006



           DATE:          July 12,2006

           TO:            Board of Directors
                          Sierra Fire Protection District
                          Katy Singlaub, Washoe County Manager

           FROM:          Interim Fire Chief Joe Reinhardt

           SUBJECT:       Approval of Resolution Ratifying the Sierra Fire Protection District Fire
                          Chief s Execution of the State of Nevada Fire Mutual Aid Asreement.


           SUMMARY

           Recommendation to approve the Resolution Ratiling the Sierra Fire Protection District
                         Fire
           Chief s Execution of the Stateof Nevada Fire Mutual Aid Agreement and if approved,
           authorize Chairman to execute same.

           PREVIOUS ACTION

           None.

           BACKGROUND

           On June 13,2006, the Board of Directors of the Sierra Fire Protection District approved
           the Resolution Ratifying the CooperativeAgreement for the Provision of Fire Services
           Between WashoeCounty, Sierra Fire ProtectionDistrict and the Stateof Nevada
           Departmentof Conservationand Natural Resources    and Nevada Division of Forestry to




                                                                 AGENDA ITEM# 6
4000Joy Lake Rd.                                                                             Phone:(775)849-1108
Reno.NV. 89511                                                                                 Fax: (775)849-f536


                                           sien'nfp d@:a'nslro eccrurtl',ns




           transfer emergencymedical services,structural fires and wildland fire suppressionwithin
           WashoeCounty from the Nevada Division of Forestry to be effective July 1,2006.
           the conditions of the Washoe County Regional Communication System Interlocal
           Agreement.

           With the formation of the Sierra Fire Protection District, it has becomenecessary   to
           provide for additional fire suppression            in
                                                    assistance the event of a large catastrophic
           incident; including wildland fires, earthquakes,floods and other large scale incidents. The
           State of Nevada Fire Mutual Aid Plan and Agreement is designed to be utilized after an
           agency has exhaustedall of their options under their respectiveAutomatic Aid, Mutual
           Aid and ClosestForcesagreements. is designedto also utilize those resources
                                                 It                                          that are
           not part of existing Aid agreementsin emergencysituations.         ,,,

           F,'ISCAL IMPACT

           The Sierra Fire Protection District Budget for FY 06107has the necessary,foreseen fire
           suppressioncontingenciesand reservesto pay for the agreements the time of assistance
                                                                            if
           is greater than the agreed upon mutual aid time period.


           RECOMMENDATION

           It is recommendedthat the board of Directors of the Sierra Fire Protection District
           approve the Resolution Ratifzing the Sierra Fire Protection District Fire Chiefs
           Execution of the State of Nevada Fire Mutual Aid Asreement

           POSSIBLE MOTION

           Should the Board agreewith Staff s recommendation,a possiblemotion would be:

           I move to approve the Resolution Ratifuing the Sierra Fire Protection Dtstrict Fire
           Chief's Execution of the State of NevadaMutual Aid Agreement.
                             RESOLUTION

Ratifuing Sierra Fire Protection District Fire Chiefs Execution of the
Nevada Fire Mutual Aid Agreement.

       WHEREAS, the Board of Directors of the Sierra Fire Protection
District is authorized by Chapter 277 of the Nevada Revised Statutesand
                                                        and
NRS 474.460(3) (d) to enter into contractsand agreements;

      WHEREAS, the Chief of the Sierra Fire Protection District has
executedthe Nevada Fire Mutual Aid Agreement, a true and correct copy of
which is attachedhereto as Exhibit A, for the purpose of providing mutual
voluntary aid and assistancebetween fire agencies within the State of
Nevada by the interchangeof servicesand facilities; and

       WHEREAS, ratification of the Nevada Fire Mutual Aid Agreement
by resolution adoptedby the governing body is a requirement of section 6
(b) of the Agreement

      NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Sierra Fire
Protection District Board of Directors that the execution of the Nevada Fire
Mutual Aid Agreementby the Fire Chief of Siena Fire Protection District is
hereby ratified and approved.

      Adopted this     day o{                             2006




                                Robert M. Larkin, Chairman,
                                Sierra Fire ProtectionDistrict,
                                Board of Directors

      ATTEST:


      By
            WashoeCountv Clerk
StateMutual Aid Agreement
                                    STATE NEVADA
                                        OF
\*,,                              MUTUAL
                               FIRE      AID ACREEMENT
              madeand entered by andbetween NEVADA
   Thisagreement            into          the             ASSOCIATION,
                                                     CHIEFS
                                                  FIRE

            member
   itsvarious                                   political
                 departments agencies, thevarious
                          and       and                            municipal
                                                        subdivisions,

   corporations, otherpublicagencies theState Nevada;
              and                  of       of


                                             WITNESSETH


          it           that all of the resources facilitiesof the NEVADA FIRECHIEFS
   WHEREAS, is necessary                       and

                                                 and all the political subdivisions,
   ASSOCIATION, variousmemberdepartments agencies,
              its                      and

                         and other public agencies made available preventand combatthe
   municipal corporations,                       be              to

                           and
   effect of fire disasters;


                                                                                   eachother
                                               heretoshouldvoluntarilyaid and assist
   WHEREA5, is desirablethat each of the parties
          it
                                                                of       and facilities;and
                                   shouldoccur,by the interchange services
   in the event that a fire disaster


                         and desirablethat a cooperativeagreement executed for the
   WHEREAS,it is necessary                                      be

   interchangeof such mutual aid on a local, county-wide,region'al, statewide,and interstatebasis;
                                                                                                    and
                                                                                 of all its resources
   1.     Each party shall develop a plan providingfor the effectivemobilization
                           ,and private, to cope with any type of fire disaster.
   facilities, both public
                                                                              servicesto each and every
       Z.     Each party agreesto furnish resources facilities and to render
                                                  and
                                                                  of fire disasterin accordancewith duly
       other party to this agreementto preventand combarany type
                                                                  or hereafter  adopted, detailing the method
       adopted mutuat aid operational plans,whetherheretofore

       and manner by which such resources,    facilities,and servicel are to be made available and furnished'
                                                                    and testingto make such mutual aid
       which operationalplans may include provisions training
                                                         for
                                                                     to deplete unreasonablyits own
       effective; provided, however, that no party shall be required
                                                 suchmutual aid.
                facilities,and services furnishing
       resources,                      in
     3.     lt as        understood thisagreement the operational
                 expressly        that         and             plansadoptedpursuant
 L-thereto shallnot supplant
                           existingagreements                     heretoprovidingfor the
                                                 someof the parties
                                           between

     exchange furnishing certain
            or         of       types facilities services a reimbursable,
                                     of        and      on             exchange,
                                                                               or
               but                                                 aid
                                      under agreement thatsuchmutual is
     otherbasis, thatthemutual extended
                             aid          this     and
     intended be available the eventof a firedisaster suchmagnitude it is, or is likelyto be,
            to           in                        of             that

           the
     beyond controlof a single                the      forces several all of the parties
                              partyand requires combined    of      or

     to this agreement combat.
                     to


     4-      tt is expressly        that any mutualaid extended
                           understood                                            and the
                                                               underthis agreement

     operational plans adopted pursuant thereto,is furnishedin accordancewith the InterstateMutual

                                              Act, NRSChapter277 et seq.and other applicable
     Aid Compact, NRS415, InterlocalCooperation

     provisions of law, and except as otherwise providedby law that the responsiblelocal official or his

      representative whosejurisdictionthe fire incidentrequiringmutualaid hasoccurredshall remain
                   in
                                                                     and equipmentprovided him
      in chargeat such incidentincluding the directionof suchpersonnel
'.--"' through the operation of such mutual aid plans.



      5.     This agreementshall become effectiveasto each party when approvedor executed by the

      party, and shall remain operative and effectiveas bewveeneach and every party that has heretofore

                                                     until participatienin this agreementis terminated
      or hereafterapproved or executed this agreement,

      by the party. The termination by one or more of the paniesof its participationin this agreementshall

      not affect the operation of this agreement as betweenthe other partiesthereto-



      6.     Approvalor execution this agreement be asfollows:
                                 of           shall

             a.    The Covernor  shallexecute copyof thisagreement behalfof the State Nevada
                                               a                      on                   of

             and the variousdepartments agencies
                                         and          thereof.Upon execution the Governora signed
                                                                             by
                                                                              Office and the State
             copy shallforthwithbe filed with the Clerkof the Secretary State's
                                                                      of

             Board Examiners.
                  of
      b.                                                                     havinga
                    cities,and other political subdivisionsand public agencies
            Counties,

      legislative governing
                or         body shall by resolutionapproveand agreeto abide by this

             which           as"NEVADA MUTUAL ACREEMENT.'Upon
      agreement, may designated
                    be               FIRE   AID
      adoption of sucha resolution, certifiedcopy thereofshallforthwith be filed with the
                                  a

      Secretaryof State'sOffice, the StateBoardof Examiners and County Recorderfor each

      participatingCounty.



      C.     The executive                               and            havingno
                         headof thosepoliticalsubdivisions publicagencies

      legislative governing
                or                                                  and forthwithfile a
                           body shall executea copy of this agreement

      signed copy with the Secretary State'sOffice and county recorder.
                                    of



7.                              in            may be effectedby any partyas follows:
       Termination participation this agreement
                  of

      a.                                                                 and       and
             The Covernorupon behalfof the Stateand its variousdepartments agencies,

      the executive                                                                       or
                                                                      having no legislative
                                                    and public agencies
                   headof thosepolitical subdivisions
                                                                              in
      governingbody, shall file a written noticeof terminationof participation this agreement

      with the Secretary State'sOffice and this agreementis terminatedas to such party 20 days
                       of

      afterthe filing of such notice.


                                                                            havinga
                                                          and public agencies
                     cities,and other politicalsubdivisions
             Counties,
      .b
      legislativeor governingbody shall by resolutiongive notice of terminationof participationin

                   and file a certified copy of such resolutionwith the Secretary State's
      this agreement                                                            of       Office

      and the County Recorder,and this agreementis terminatedas to such party 20 days afterthe

      filing of such resolution.


8.                                                                           rules,all
                                                         from law, ordinances,
                   and immunitiesfrom liability,exemptions
      All privileges
pension, relief disability,workmen's compensationand other benefis which apply to the activity of

                              officers,agents,employeesand contractors(whethercompensated
its agencies,instrumentalities,                                                          or

uncompensated)
             when performing               functionswithin the territoriallimits of their
                            their respective
        respecrive                     shall applyto them to the samedegreeand extent while engaged
                 political subdivisions,                                                           in

'---'                                                                     under the provisions this
                                                                                              of
        thg performance any of their functionsand dutiesextra-territorially
                       of

        Agreement.



        9.     The Stateof Nevada: Fire Mutual Aid Plan,2nd Ed., March 1989, is incorporatedherein by

        referenceand made a part hereofas if fully printedin this Agreement'


        lN WITNESS      this agreement beenexecutedand approvedand is effectiveand
                  THEREOF            has
                                                                                                in
        operativeas to each of the partiesas hereinprovided. On behalfof the Stateof Nevada,and
                                                                                        is hereby
        accordancewith and pursuant NRS415 et seq.the foregoinglnterlocalContract,dated
                                  to

        enactedand implementedas of the below date.



                                               Dated / 4 d^,"ilnu"
                                                   tr.,i,                       o -,-?1.
                     BOBMILLER
                Covernor, Stateof Nevada
                                                               (EXECUTIVE
                                                                        SEAL)




           Approved as to form:
         FRANKIESUEDELPAPA,Attorney General

                                  Al+"n^"1
                                  nfuolasl
'v'Fire
          Chief   furisdiction,        Date




     FireChief    furisdiction.        Dare




                  Jurisdiction,



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    Fire Chief



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       STATE          OF     NEVADA


FIRE         MUTUAL           AID       PLAN




       NEVADA F t RE CH I EFS ASSOCI AT I ON
                                 NEVADA IRE MUTUAL ID PLAry
                                      F          A



                                        September 18,         1989




Part         No.                                    Title                    Page



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                                      I N T R O D U CIT N                      t
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       tl                             AUTHORITIES                              5

       lll                            REFERENCES                               tr


       IV                             DEFINITIONS                              o

   V                                  M U T U A LA I D R E G I O N S           7

   VI                                 POLICIES                                 7

   vll                                ORGANIZATION                             I

   vlll                               FESPONSIBILITIES                        12

       IX                             P R O C E O U R E-S M U T U A LA I D    19




Prepared           by   Nevada   Division     of   Emergency Management
t.    I NTRODUCTON
               '

     The State               Fire       Mutual          Aid     Plan        is an extens i on of,                      and

     supportive               document to,                  the      State         of    Nevada Emergency

     P lan.

      It     is designed                to     compl iment the                    two basic             systems        for

     fire      protection:                     the Natiqna-l                lnter-Agency                  Incident

     Manaqement Svstem                         (NIMMS), and the                     Incident            Conmand System

      ( r c s ).
     NIMMS -            The      Nationel              Inter-Agency                Incident          Management

     System        has        been       developed             to      provide           a cormon            system       which

     f ire     protect           ion     agenc ies            can    ut i I ize         at    I oca | ,        State      arid

     Federal            levels.

     ICS -      The          Incident          Conmand System                     was    developed               through         a

     cooperative                 inter-agency                 (local,           State        and     Federal)

     effort.             The      basic        organizational                     structure             of     the     ICS   is

     based     upon          a     large        fire        organization                which        has       been

     developed            over          time     by     Federal            fire     protection                 agencies.

     The     essential              differences                are       that      the       ICS     is      Oesigned        to

     be    used     f or         al I    kinds         of    emergenc ies,               and       is     appl icable         to

     smal I    day-to-day                 situations                as     wel I    as       large        and      very

     complex            incidents.

     The     Nevada          Division            of     EmergencY            Management,                  in

     cooperation               with       the     Nevada            Fire     Chiefs'Association'

     Nevada        State          Division             of    Forestry             and    Nevada           Fire

                   's                        coord i nates               emergency           operat          i ons
     Marsha |             Of f i ce,

     planning           at       four        levels:          local.        county.          State           and
regional.          To ef fectivety              implement            the    plans           formulated

at   the various          levels,         al I plans           should       be developed

w i t h i n t h e f r a m e w o r ko f t h e S t a t e F i r e M u t u a l A i d P l a n .
A.    Purpose of          the Plan:

       1.    To provide            for    systematic            mobi I ization'

             organ i zat i bn         and      operat    i on    of     f i re     resources                   of

             the    State       and      its    pol itical           subdivisions                     in

             mit   iget ing        the    ef fects       of     f ire      or     other          related

             d i sasters.

      2.     To    provide         comprehensive               and     compatible                plans          for

             the    expedient            mobilization            and       response              of

             ava i lable        f ire     services        resgurces               on    a    loeal         '

             county,        statewide           and     regional           basis.

      ?      To    provide         an annual ly          updated           fire        service

             inventory          of    al I     personnel,            apparatus              and

             equipment          in    Nevada.

      4.     To    continually            provide        for     end maintain                    plans          and

             cormun icat        ions      f ac i I i t ies      f or    the       interc-hange                  and


             dissemination               of    f ire-related            data,          directives'

             and      information             between     fire         officials             of        local        '

             State.       and      Federa I      agenc i es.

8.    Planninq        Basis:

                                      has      reso.urces        suf f ic ient              to     coPe with
       1.    No conmun itY

                            al t     emergenc i es        for        wh i ch      Potent          ia I
             any    and

             ex i sts.
2.    Basic      to Nevada,s                 emergency planning                         is a
      statewide         system          of    mutuat         aid        in which             eech locel
      juriEdiction            rer iee          first     upon           its       own resources.
3.    Fire      offieials         must        preplan         emergency operations

      to   ensure ef f icient                 utif     ization              of    available
      resources.

4-    The Nevada Emergency Management Act                                          (NRs 4r4)              and
     Title       42 of      the     Nevada Revised                     Statutes.

     author i zes .and encourages                        count i es ,              i ncorporated

     cities,       end fire          protection              distriets                  to
     participate            in,     and devetop              cooperative                     agreements
     wh i ch:

     a.      create      formal         stru6ture            for        provision              of
             mutual      a id;

     b.      provide      that      no        party     shal       I    be       required           to

             unreasgnabfy           deplete            its    own           resources             in

             furnishing           mutual        aid;

     c.      prov icte that         the        respons       ib le          I oca I     oT f ic ia I           in

           whose       jurisdiction              an     incident                 requiring

           mutual       aid       has    occurred            shal       I    remain          in     charge

           and    can     deIegate            conmand         at        such       incident,

             including        the       direction            of        such       incident,              and

           the    direction             of    sueh     personnel                  and    equipment

           provided         through           mutual         aid        plans         pursuant            to

           the    agreement;
            provide           for      oounty-wide                 and        local         mutual              aid

                                       plans         which         shal       I    be     developed               by'
            operational

            a n d a r e o p e r a t i v e b e t w e e n ,t h e i n v s l v e d
            par t i es;

             provide          that        the    mutual            aid        extended               under
     €.

                                                and        the     oPerational                   plans
             this     agreement'

             adopted          pursuant            thereto'             shal I            be without

             reimbursement                    unless           otherwise               expressly

             provided            for      by    the        pBrties            of        this     agreement'

                         is      divided          into          four      mutual               aid        regions
     The     State

            facilitate              the       coordination                of       mutual            aid'
     to

                                 gystem,          the          Governor's                Office            is
     Through         this

                      of      conditions                  In    each      geographic                      ancl
     informed

                                       area     of        the     State'           and         the
     organizational

                                                                         of       d isaster           '      (See
     occurrence             or      inminent              threat

                                                                   -   Attaehment                    A)
     Part     V -     Mutual            Aid     Regions

      ln    addition          to       fire      resources'               emergency
6.
                            plans         should           include            both         p u O - ti c     and
     operations

                                          with        Eupport            capability                  and/or
     private         agencies

                         operation               responsibi              I ities'
     emergency

                         operations               plans           should               be distributed
     EmergencY

             and     discussed                with,        emergency                   management'
     to,

                                                      and support                      IeveI         personneI
     conmand,          operationaI,

     within         each       planning           iur          isdiction'

                           oPerations                plans        must            be    continuously
      Emergency

                                                     to    encomPass                   changes            and
      reviewed         and         revised
                       r e f i n e m e n t c c r n si E t e n t    w i th      exper i ence ga i ned

                       through              disaeter      operations            and training'        and

                       changes ln reEguroe avei labi I ity.

I I.   AUTHORITIES

       A.      Nevada state                  Emergency Management Act                   af    l95O (NRS

               414)

                                                    Revised       statutes        -   Protection         From
       B.      Title            42,       Nevada

               Fire;            Explosives

       (-                                    Fire      Master     Mutual        Aid   compact      (to    be
               Nevada            state

               prepar ed )

       D.      Nevade            F i re     Ch i efs    Assoc i at i on Charter

                                                                                ive   order     (EMAO) No.      1
               Emergency                  Managernent Adrnin istrat

                                                          Administrative              order     (EMAO) No.      2
       F       Emergency                  Management

                                                          Administrative              Order   (EMAO)
       G.      Emergency                  Management

                       'l
               No.          1

                                                          Administrat           ive Order       (EMAO)
       H.      EmergencY Management

               No.     l5

           |.PublicLaw93-288-DisasterReIiefActof|9.14

       J.      Public            Law 99-499            SARA Title        lll

rtl    REFERENCES

                                                                         Disaster       Compact      (NRS
       A.      InterEtate                  Civil     Defense      and

               41 5.        I 979)

                                                       Management        Agency       (FEMA) Publ ication
       B.      Federal            Emergency

                                      -    Fire     Suppressisn         Assistance        Handbook
               DR & R-4

       c.      Federal-StateAgreementforFireSuppression

               Ass i stance
tv.   DEFINITIONS

      A.   Emergency (Federa | )

           Any of the various types 0f disastere inoluded in the
           Federal          definition               (Publ ic        Law 93-288)                of    a "major

           d i saster       " wh i ch         requ i res          Federa l          emergency          ass i stance

           to    supplement              State       and         local        efforts          to    save        I ives;

           protect          property,            publ ic          health           and    safety;          or     to

           avert       or        lessen        the   threat         of        a disaster.

      B.   Emergency              (State/Loca          |)

           The     occurrence             of     a natural               or    technological                disaster

           of    major       proportions              which         threatens                 the    safety        and

           we I fare        ol     Nevada        i nhab i tants               (NRS 414. O70) .

           Local      Government

           Any     county,            city,      village,           town,           district'          or       other

           pol it ieal           subd ivision              of    the      State          of    Nevada;          any

           tr ibe     of     Author           ized   Tr ibal        Organization;                    any    rural

           cormunity             or     unincorporated                   town       or    vi I lage;        or     any

           other       PUbl ic          entity       for        which         an    appl ication'for

           assistance              is    made by           the     State           or    pol itical         sub-

           division          thereof.

      11   Mutua I      A id

           An Agreement                 in whieh           two or more parties                        agree        to

           furnish          resources            and faci I ities                   and to          render

           services          to       each and everf                other           perty       of    the

           agreement             to     prevent        and combat any tyPe of                              disaster

           or    emergency.               Mutual           Aid     iE voluntary                 when an


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                   agreement is               initiated             eith€r        verbal ly and in writing.

                   tilhen in wr i t ing, cond i t ions may be enumerated as to

                   w h a t a n d h o wm u c ho f a d € p a r t m € n t ' s r 8 s 0 u r 0 6 5m a y b e
                   cormi tted.

       V.    N E V A D AF I R E M U T U A LA I D R E G I O N S ( P R O P O S E D )

             See attachment             A.

       vl.   POLICIES

             The fol lowing         pol icies              form      the    basis       of     the Nevada Fire

             Mutual      Aid     Emergency Plan:

             A.    The basic        principles               of     emergency planning                      are self-

                   he lp and mutua I a id.

             B.    Emergency        planning               and     preparation           are        tasks      that       must

                  be shared         by       al I    pol itical            subdivisions              as wel I        as

                  every        individual            citizen.

             c.   This     Fire    Mutual            Aid     Plan      provides         a practical                 and

                  flexible        pattern            for     the     orderly          development              and

                  operation        of        day-to-day             mutual        aid   on     a voluntary

                  basis        between        cities.            caties      and      counties,             fire

                  districts,         special            districts,            county          fire         departments'

                  and     applicable           State         agencies.             Normal           fire     department

                  operating        procedures                are     uti    I ized,      including            day-to-

                  day mutual         aid       agreements              and    plans          that     have         been

                  developed        by        local      fire        and     rescue      officials.

             D.   In deve I op ing            ernergency            5rlans, . prov is ions                 shou ld    be

                  made     for    integrating                fire      resourGes             into     mutual         aid

                  organ i zat i ons           for     both        f i re    and    non-f      i re    re I ated




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     disasters;             i.€.,       eerthquat(e,                f lood,       end hazarclous

     mater ials            incidents.

E.   ln developing emerE€ncy lans, provisions should be
                           p

     made     for     I iabi I ity         ancl property                 damage          insurance

                                                      and    equ i pment          used     beyond            the
     coverage         on apparatus

     terr   itor     iat        I imits     of        the    pol it ical          subd iv is ion'

                                  must      also         be given          to     the     r ights'
     consideration

                                and    inmunities              of    paid'        voIunteer'             and
     privileges,

                       personnel                 in    order        that        they     may    be      ful ly
     auxi I iary

                                       performing                their'duties             under         a mutual
     protected         whi le

                                          an emergency               preparedness               plan'
     aid    agreement             or

                                 made      in     state          statutes         to     deal     with        those
     Provision             is

                                          procedures              outl     ined    therein             should       be
     matters,         and        the

     fol    lowed     to        ensure      maximum protection'

                                      regional           and      State         mutual     aid         and
F.   Local,         county,

                                                       plans        shoutd        make     reference               to
     emergency             preparedness

     the    Master          Fire       Mutual          Aid       Agreement'

                                                  Insurance              System        provid€s          Workers
G.   The    State          Industrial

                                                                      I oca I     author        i tY    for     pa i d
     Compensa.t i on coverage                         through

                                   personnel                engaged        in    activities             directly
     and     volunteer

                                                 operations              (chapter         616 NRS)
     related         to disaster

H.   Pol itical            Subdivision                wi I I :

                                                        local       resources            before         cal I ing
      1.     reasonably                exhaust

             for     outEide            assistance;
            2.       render         the rnExlmum practicable                          assistance                to all

                     €mergency strlcken                        cormunities            under           provisionE            qf

                     the Master              Fire       Mutual         Aid Agreement:

            3.       provide         e current                annual        inventory            of     al I   fire

                     department              personnel,              apparatus             and     equipment           to

                     the     County          F i re     Coord i netor         ;

            4.       provide          for     receiving              and     disseminating

                     information,                 data,        and    d irectives;

            5.       conduct         the      necessary              tra i n i ng     to        adequate       Iy

                     perform         their         functions            and       responsibilities

                     dur i ng emergenc i es.

vt I   ORGANIZATION

       The Nevada Mutual                   Aid     System           includes         al I volunteer'

       publ ic,      and private              entities              furnishing            fire        Protection

       within     the State            and         is organiaed              as fol lows:

       A.   Local      Fire         Official:

            The      Fire     Chief,          or      senior         flre     official             by    other

            designated              title,         of     each       tocal        entity         proviting

            public          f ire    protection               may voluntari                ly    serve     as       f ire

            representat             i ve     to    the i r      respect       i ve    Operat          i ona I Area

            F i re    Coord i nator           .

       B.   OperationEl               (County)            Area Fire           Coordingtor:

            Operat i ona I            (County)            Area F i re Coord i natorE                      are

            selected           by the         fire        chie-fE of          local         fire        service

            entities          within          an oparational                  Area to support                    the

            mutual          aid     requirement                of    local        f ire     services.               They


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     shalI each appolnt two or mors alternete flre
     coordinators,                maximum              term        3    years.

c.   Regional         Fire        Coordlnator:                         NFCA Board              of         Directors

     Regional         Fire        Coordinators                     are        selected              for     a   three-

     year     term.          They       sha | |          appo i nt            two       or    more         a I ternate

     Reg ional        Fire        Coordinators.

D.   State     Fire         Coordinator:

     The State         Fire        Coordinator                     is    a     fire          professional

     reconmended             by    the           Nevada       Fire           Chiefs           Association,               the

     State     Forester,               Director             of         the     Divieion             of      Emergency

     Management,             and       the        State       Fire           Marshaf.               The State'

     Fire     Coordinator                   is    responsible                  for       taking           aPPropriate

     action     on     requests                  for   mutual            aid         received             through

     Regional         Fire        Coord inator                channels.

E.   Other     State         Agenc i es:

     The Governor             has       aseigned              to        State          agencies            emergency

     responsibi        I ities          consistent                 with           the        agency        functions

     and     capabi    I ities.                  (Refer       to        the       State        of       NJvaoa

     Emergency         Ptan        -    Agency           Assignments)

P    Nevada     Division               of        ForestrY:

     Provides         for     protection                 services                 on    al I    forest           end

     other     wi ldland           areas           for     which             the       State         is

     respons ib le,           and       to        those       ar€as           a,nd/or          comnun i t i es           f or

     which     the     State           is        responsible                 by     contractual

     arrangements.                 The           Division          of        ForeEtry           assists           with

                                             -    including              camp          crews        -     in    fire
     men and     equipment
     ciuppr€ssion,               reEcue and el€anup,                           corrnunieations,                and

     p€rsonnel            care,         ag the emergency may require.                                 ancl

     contingent            upon thelr                  normal ly         aesigned        fire

     protection            r€sponsibi            I ity.

G.   State       Fire      Marshal:

     Provides           for      fire         inv€stigetion,               publ ic       education'

     f ire     service           training              and     collection          of    f ire     data        and

     reports         (NRS 477             -   State          Fire      Marshal)     -

H.   Nevada        Division             of    Emergency               Management

     Provides         the        State        point          of    coordlnation           for      emergency

     management            serv ices            i nc I ud i ng         hazErds      ident       i f icet   ion

     and      analysis;              mitigation;               planning,          including           mutual

     a i d compacts;                 preparat          i on;      response;        and    recovery         '

l.   Military        Department

     At    the     direction             of     the      Governor,             assists     civil

     authorities                in     Protecting              life      and    property         from

     fires,        conducts             support          op€rations             designed         to

     minimize        devastation                 by       f ire;       i.€.,      cormunicatibns,

     transpor       tat       i on !    evacuat         i on ,     and    eng i neer i ng

     assistance.               and      providing              personnel          and    eguipment             for


     rescue        oPerat        i ons.

J.   Sierra        Front        Wi ldland          Cooperators

                               "overhead               Inc ident         conmand        management"             f or
     Mey prov ide

     majorinter-agencyfiresahdavaiIabIeformanagement

     of    other        inter-agency               disaster              6cen€s'




                                                  tt
vl I l.   RESPONSTBTLlTrqg

          A.   Local:

               The locaI Fire Aclm istrator :
                                 in
               I .   Prepares             personne I and equ i pment i nventor i es and

                     forwards             copies      to    the    Operational             Area Fire

                     Coord i nator.

               2.    Establ ishes emergency cormunications                                   capabi I ities

                     w i th    the Operat i ona I Area                   F i re    Coord i nator .

          B.   Operat iona I Area               (County) :

               1.    Organizes             and acts         ss Chairman of Area Fire

                     Coord i nators             and/or       F i re     ch i efs    wi th i n the

                     Operational              Area.         The cormittee            may include

                     others         as necessary.

               2.    In cooperation                  with    his       Area Fire      Coordinating

                     Conmittee,              will:

                     a.       Select         and submit           to    the     Regional      Fire

                              Coord i nator           the    names       of     individuals          to   serve

                              as    his      alternates           at    the   Operational'Area              Fire

                              Dispatch          CenterE.

                     b.       Aid      and    encourage           the    deve I opment        of   un i form

                              f i re    emergencY           oParat      ional      plans    within        his

                              area.

                     c.       Encourage use of                Interagency            Emergency

                              conmunications                ( tEc)      and state      conmunications

                              Plan.




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     d-      Malntaln         an    up-to-date               inventory         6Vstem        on

             fire     and regcue            Epparetu6             8nd parsonnel              within

             the area for use In dispatehing.                                      C o m p li e a n d

             forward         this        information           to    this      respective

             Regional         Fire       Coordinator,               annual ly.

8.   During         an "Emergency,"               or    a6 may be necessary,

     shall        report      to    the     Regional           F,ire Coordinator.                   lf

     necessary,          an authorized                 reprBsentative                may assume

     this     cluty.

     Will     be responsible                for    dispatching               fire      and

     rescue         resources        wi th i n the Operat i ona I Area

     (county)         on major           Mutual        Aid    operations.

     a.      Shall     keep the           Regional           Fire     Coordinator

             informed of            al I oPerations.

     b.      Evaluates          requests          for    assistanee,                determines

             the     local      sources       for       such assistance'                   and

             !nitiates          appropriate             response.             lf     the     need

             is beyond oPeretional                      area        (county)

             caPabi I i ty,         he wi | | reguest                ass istance           from

             the     Regi ona I F i re        Coord i nator                and adv i se the

             requesting            jurisdiction              of     his     action'

5.   The Area F ire             coord inator            is not        resporrs ib I e f or

     any direet          fire       or    other        emergency operations

                    thoEe which           occuf        within        the     jurisdiction
     except

     of     his     own department,               agency,           etc'      Tl"      local

     off icial        in whose jurisdiction                         the     emergency


                                     t3
          exists      Ehall        remain         in     full       charge          of   all      f ire      and

          rescue      regources         r manpower , 8fld equ i pment

          furnished          for     mutual        aid       operetions.

          Wi I I alert        the     DEM Duty Of f icer                     of    act avat ion of

          MutuEl Aid.

c.   Regi ons:

     The Regional        Fire        Coordinator:

     l.   Organiz€s,          and acts            as Chairman of,                    a Regional

          Fire     Coordinating              Conmittee             composed of              AIternete

          Regional       Fire        Coordinators                and/or           fire     ehiefs

          within      the     region.             This       Cormittee             may include

          others      as necessary.

     2.   On receipt          of     information              of    an    emergency              wi th i n

          the    region      which      may require                 regional             mutual        aid,

          or    upon request           of        the State          F i re        Coord i nator,

          assumes his           responsibi             I ities      tor      coord i nat i on and

          disprtch      of      regional          mutual           a id   resources.

     3.   ln cooperation              with       his     Fire       Coordinating

          conmittee,         will:

          a.     Organize,          staff        and     equlp       a Regional                 Fire

                 Oispatch          Center.          Normally,             this       will        be    the

                 ex i st i ng      daY-to-daY            resources.

          b.     Select,        and    submit           to    the    State          Fire

                 Coordinator,           the        names of           individuals                to    serve


                 as   hiE     alternat€s            et       the    Regional             Fire

                 d i soatch        centers.


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     c.     Ald     and tsncourage the                         development              of      uniform

            flre        emergency plane                   within           his      region,

            through         the Operat i ona I Area                          F i re

            Coord i nators.

     d.     Ald     and encourage                  the         development              of      county-

            wlde        f ire    and       rescue         service            conmunications

            nets,        ty i ng      I oca I      f i re       departments                to    an

            Operational               Area        Fire       dispateh            center.

4.   During        an    "EmergencY,"                 the       RegionaI            Fire

     Coordinator,               or    his       alternate,              wi | |      report        to     or

     eormunicate            with       the        Emergeney             Operations              Center,

     or    other        location,           as     directed             by    the      State          Fire

     Coord i nator.

5.   ls    responsible               for    dispatching                 local         fire      and

     reseue        resources           within            his      reglon         on major          Mutual

     Aid    operetions.

     a.     lf     the    emergeney               exists          within         the

            jurisdiction               of       the      Regional            Fire      Cobrdinator

            and     over I oads            h is    cormun icet             ion      fac i I i t ies'          he

            will        assign        dispatching                 of    mutual         aid

            equipment            to    an Alternate                    Regional          Fire

            D ispatch           Center .

     b.     Keeps        the     State          F i re    Coord i nator                i nformed '

     c.     Evaluates            requests             for       assi6tance'              determines

                    regional           sources              for    such       assistance'                and
            the

            initiates            appropriate                   resPonse          thereof'               lf



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                   th€     n€ed is           beyond regional                    capabi I ity'           he

                 wi I I requ€st               assigtance              f rom the State               Fire

                   C o o r d i n a t o ra n d a d v i E e t h e r e q u € e t i n g
                   operational               areas        of   his     action.

     6.   Cal ls       for      and    conducts            election             of    an Operational

          Area      Fire        Coordinator               within       his       reEpective

          Operat ional               Area.       An elect            ion    wi | |     be    held       every

           three       years         and when         a vacancy             occurs '         or    at     the

           request         of    the    State         F i re      Coord i nator.

     7.   The      Regional           Fire      Coordinator                is    not       responsible

           for     any     direct        fire       or     other       emergency             operati6ns

          except         those        which      occur         within           the    jurisdiction


          of     his     own department,                   agency,          etc.           The    local

          off    icials         in    whose      jurisdiction                   the    emergency

           exiEts        shall        remain         in    full      charge           of    all    f ire     and

           rescue        resources            furnished            for     Mutual           Aid

           operat      i ons.

D.   State:

     An " lnter im" state               Fire        Coord inator                wil I be selected

     through       the State           Firb      Chiefs'Association'                              The

     ..Interim..Coordinatorwi||initiatenecessaryaction

     to   conmission            and fund:

     1.   A salaried             State        Fire        Coordinator                who:

                   Prepares,           maintains,              and distr              ibutes      the     basic
           e.

                   State        Fire     Emergency Plan                    for       coordinating

                   statewide           emergeney f ire                   resources           which


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     inolude,        but      are     not    limited     to,       all      regularly

     establ ished fire                services       within        the      State.

b.   DeveIops and maintains                    an "Emergency

     Operat i ons P l en" and "Standerd                       Operat i ng

     Procedure"         for        the    usE and d ispatch              of

     personnel,         apparatus           and othEr         fire       and rescue

     reciources a6 necessary.                      Such plans            shal I be

     made avai lable            to       appropriate      levels          of

     corrmand; i.e.,            Operatlonal           Area and Regional

     Fire     Coordinators,               dispatch      centers,          and    local

     f ire    off   icials.

     Organizes,        staffs,            and equips      the        Fire      Section

     of    the Emergency Operating                    Center        and

     alternate        facilities            necessary         to    ensure

     e f fect i ve statew i de coord i nat i on and contro I

     of    mutual     aid      fire       oPerations.

d.   Moni tors      ongo i ng emergency s i tuat i onE,

     anticipates           needE, and prepares                 for       ,=t    of

     inter-regional             mutual       aid     resources,

     establ ishing            priorities       and authorizing

     dispatch.

e.   Consults       with       and keeps the appropriate                        f ire

     agencies        informed            on al t matters           pertaining           to

     the     f i re serv i oes and '          a I so,    keeps the

     Governor'6        Office            and the NFCA Board                 informed




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            of     current         pol icy       metters        and proposed

            revisions         in     the       Stste      Fire      Emergency plan.

     f.     ConEults        with         and essists            Federal       end other
           state      agency representatives                        on at l metters           of
           mutua I        i nterest         to    the     f i re   Eerv i ce.
    g.     Coordinates             fire        emergency mutual               aid
           operations          throughout                the State,       both        on_scene
           and off.

 h.        Assists        State         and      local    ageneies           in uti I izing
           Federal        as€istance             programs avai lable                  to   them
           and keeps them                 informed        of     new legislation.
           affect    ing these            programs.

          Coordinates              the    appl ication             and use of         other
          Stete      agency resourees                    during     a declared
          emergency.

J         Develops and provides                      training        programs and

          mater ials         tor     ef fective           appl ication.        and
          utilization          of        the     State     Fire     Emergenby plan.

k.        Encourages the                 deve I opment of           tra i n i ng
          programs for             special        ized emergencies               involving

          f i re and rescue               serv i cee;          i . €. , hazardous

          materials,         radiological                monitoring.           civi    I

          disturbances,             staff        and conmand training.

          Cal ls    for    and conducts                 eleetions       of    Regional

          Fire     Coordinators.                 An election          will      be held




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                             6very     three     years        or     any     t ime a vacancy

                             occurB.

lx.
      A.        Loca I Coord i nator

            When determined               by the       responsible              local     fire     official
            that      jurisdictional             resources            are      inadequate         to   coDe
            with      the    emergency at             hand,        the     fol lowing      steps       should
            be taken:

            t.      Activate          local    mutual        aid     olan.

            2.      Not i fy   the Operat i ona I Area                    (county)       F i re

                    Coord I nator .

            3.      Prepare      to    receive         and    uti    I ize     mutual     aid

                    reques ted/ pr ov i ded .

           4.      Reguest      needed         resources            according       to    Operational

                   Area      (county)         Mutual    Aid        plan.

      B.   The operational              Area      (county)           Fire      coordinator         wi r r:

           1.      Evaluate      conditions            and resource              availability

                   within      the operational                area.

           2.      Coordinate          the dispatch            of     reguested          resources
                   trom      those     avai lable       within           the   area      accord    i ng    to

                   adopted      p I an.

           3.      Notify      the Regional            Fire        Coordinator           and report

                   conditions,          situation,           and resource             status      of      the

                   ar€4.

           4.      Request such mutual                 aid    resources           as are        needed to

                   fulfill     request          in i t i'ated by           I oca I j ur isd ict ion or


                                                 l9
            to   reinforc€               ser iously            depletEd          r€erources within

            the operational                     area.

c.    The Regional            Fire           coordlnator              wi | |,    upon notification:

      l.    Evaluate          conditions                and resource              availability

           wi th i n the              reg ion.

      2.   Coordinate                 the dispatch               of     requested           resources

            from those                available            within         the    region          according

            to   the       adopted            p I an.

     3.    Not i fy        the        State       F i re      Coord inator,            report         ing

           cond i t ions,              si tuat      ion,       and      resource          status        of    the

           reg i on.

     4.    Request         such         mutual          aid     resources            as    are     necessarv

           to    fulfill          request(s)                  initiated         by    the       stricken

           jurisdiction                 or     to    reinforce            seriously             depleted

           resources             wi th i n        the      reg i on.

D.   The   State       Fire       Coordinator                 wi I l,     upon       notification:

     1.    Evaluate          conditions                 and     resource         availability

           throughout             the State.

     2.    Notify       Regional              Fire      Coordinators                 Bs to when,

           where,       and how fire                    resources          are       I ikely       to    be

           act i vated.

     3.    Select       regions              from which             resources             are    to     be

           mobilized             to     fulfill            requests.

     4.    Coordinate             the        response          of     inter-regional                  mutual

           a id resouroes.




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           5.   Activate     the Emergency Operatlng Center and other

                State ag€ncy Eupport personnel,             apparatus and

                equipment
                       naeessary hendle
                              to      contingencies the
                                                 of
                particular      emergency.

      E.   Mutual   Ald   Request Proeedures:

           Channels   for    requesting     mutual   aid   resources,    and

           procedures     for   inter-region    mobilization     ere    shown in

           the attached      flow   chart   (Attachment    B).




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                                                                                               COORDINATOR

                               EVALUATE                          EVALUATE                              EVALUATE
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             NEEDS               CONDITIONS                        CONDiTIONS                            COI{DITIONS
                                  E RESOURCES                       & RESOURCES                           & RESOURCES

             DEVELOP              MOBILIZE                                   SELECT                    SELECT
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              PLANS             RESOURCES                                FILL REQUEST              FILL REQUTST




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 STATE OF NEVADA FIRE MUTUAL AID PLAN

 2O06
    ANI\UAL OPBRATII{G PLAI{
       This Operations  Plan providesspeci{icactionsto implementthe Stateof NevadaFire
 Mutual Aid Plan and Agreement(NFMA) datedMarch 1994 for calendaryear 2006. This
 OperationsPlanu'ill be effectiveJanuary1,2006 and will be revieweaeachyear prior to
 November1.

 i.     The Cooperatorslisted in Attachment C to the NFMA as appropriateand signatory
        agencies
               are:

        Regioni
              carson City, churchill county, Douglascounty, Humboldt county, Lyon
              County,PershingCounty,StoreyCounty and WashoeCounty.

        A nap settingforth the NevadaFire Mutual Aid Regionsis locatedin Section l,
        Attachmenr of the StateFire Mutual Aid plan.
                   A

2. The Stateof NevadaFire Mutual Aid Plan and Agreementis desi_$ed be utilized after an
                                                                  to
agencyhas exhausted of their optionsundertheir respective
                   all                                   AutornaticAid, Mutual Aid, and
ClosestForcesagreements.

3. The timeframefor all resources be "free" for the Cooperators
                                 to                           described paragraph1
                                                                       in
shall be tn'enty-four(24) hours.

       Within 74 hoursof the dispatch Cooperator
                                     of                     the
                                                  resources, Agency Representative
                                                                                 shall
       providenotice of statusof paymentor reimbursement committedCooperator
                                                        for
                to
       resources the Regional Coordinator and to eachcooperatingagency.

              a. In the event no determinationregardingpa)4rent or reimbursen'lent been
                                                                                     has
       madewithin such24 hour period.Cooperator    resources   shall be releasedfi'om the
       incidentunlessthe participatingagencies reaffimr. as to their respectiveresources,
       specificapprovalfor additional24 hour OperatingPeriod(s)of commihnentto the
       incidcntN,ithoutcornnensation.

               b. In the event no determinationon paFxent or reimbursementhas beenmade
       rvithin such24 hour period,Cooperator   resources  shall be releasedfrom the incident
       unlessthe participatingagencies  reaffirm, as to their respectiveresources,specific
       approvalfor an additionalperiod of commitmentto the incidentup to 16 days(14
                     2
       operational, traveldays)on the incidentu,ith compensation.

4. Any Cooperator   Strike Team or singleresourcecommittedto the incidentshouldhave
                                                          is
priority in remainingon the incidentif paymentfor resources arranged  after the initial 24
hours.



                                                                                    May 1,2006
                                                                             Revised:
        5' The agenciesproviding the requestedresources
                                                       shall coordinatewith the Regional
        Coordinator and provide an Agenty Representativeto any incident where 1 shike rcam or more
        cooperatorresourcesare committed.

        6' This Agency Representativeshall respondto the incident within 4 hours of dispatch
           Cooperatorresources.                                                             of

        7' The Agency Representativeshall not be from a hosting agencyof the incident.

        8' The Agency Representative   must be able to assistin facilitating usageof the cooperator
        resources'in cooperationrvith the Regional Coordinator
                                                                 and cooperatingagencies.
        9' AttachmentB in the StateMutual Aid Plan identifiesthe
                                                                 channels requesting&
                                                                         for
        mobilizing mutual aid resources.

               a. All Stateof Nevada Fire Mutual Aid Plan and
                                                              AgreementRegion 1 resourcesmust be
                  coordinatedthrough the Region 1 Regional Coordinator.

              b . NFMA Cooperatorresourcesdispatchedunder this Operationsplan
                                                                                       shall be given the
                  identifier NFC folloq,ed by the year, the sequentialnumber for that y"*,
                                                                                            *jth"
                  NwcG Type designator, example"strike TeamNFC 032c"
                                            for                                    *olld signif,a
                  Nevada Fire Mutual Aid Strike Team number 2 for the year 2A03,
                                                                                    consistirg of fp.
                  3 engines.

              c . All Cooperators
                                shall notify their respective
                                                            Operational
                                                                      and Regional      Coordinators
                  q'henever they are in "dlau'doq,n" statelimiting ability to commit resources
                                                                                             to
                  support the NFMA and shall updatetheir coordinatorsas conditions change.
                                                                                             INOTE:
                  in some casesthe Operationaland Regional Coordinatorsare one and the same
                  person)

              d. The Local Fire Administratorsshall provideNFMA resourcestatusnotificationsand
                  updates the Operational
                         to             Coordinators.Coordinators Region 1 are as follows:
                                                                for




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                                                                                               1.2006
                                                                                     Revised:Mav
                StateMutuat Aid Coordinators

                         StateCoordinator

                          Kelli Baratti-NDF
                           (775)684-2516

                      Regional Coordinators

                              Region 1

              BruceVan Cleemput-Carson Fire Depafinent
                                           Citi,
                           ( 7 7 5 )8 8 7 _ 2 2 1 0

             OperationalArea Coordinators-(Countl,)

CarsonCitl'-            StacevGionii (775) B87-2210

C h u r c h i l l-

Douglas-                Tod Carlini(775)782-9914A11. 1.p"uer 588-3591
                                                  Gu1'

Humboldt -

L1'ort-                .Iolrrr            SteveTogrroli (775) 463-6620
                             Gillen\\:aterir

Pershing-

Storev -                         847-0950
                       GaryHar.nes

     -
Washoe                 il4arr1,            Cleu,elIiJim
                             Sclrc-rrnnanrTour         Linardos(7i 5) 334-2345
                                                                                       AITNCHMENT
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                                         EVALUATI                        EVALUATE                      EVALUATE
                DETERI'IINE               AREA                            REGIONAL                      OVERALL
                 NEEDS                     CONDITIONs                      c0r{DITIoilS                  CONDITIONS
                                            & RESOURCES                     & RESOURCES                   & RISOURCES

                  DEVELOP                   MOB ILIZE                            SELECT                    SELECT
                 UTILIZATION               SELECTED                           AREASTO                  REGIONSTO
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            Numbers
OrderlRequest
   Toiyabe
USFS          Forest
         NaUonal

                                   REQUEST
                                         NUMBERS

Requestnumbersare usedto keeptmck of the resoures orderedfor a specificincident. A
                                                for                 followedby the
requestnumberonsists of a singleletter identifier the type of request
         numberfor that type of request.
sequential

E = Equipment(Engines,  WaterTenders,Dozers)
O = Overhead&Supportpersonnel
C = Crews(Unlikelythat you wouldreeive this type of requct)

Example:                                                               position.like
               Request O-2I= The 21$ request a personto fill an Overhead
                      #                    for
               PlansSectionChief.

               Request# E-50 = Ttre 50h requestfor Equipnent, say a water tender.

Eachpersonor piee of equipment   shouldreceive sepamtereguestnumberwith the following
                                                a
exception. Striketeams(andcrews)shouldbe orderedusinga singlerequestnumberfor the
entire team and leader. Takewhat you get from whomever is reqteUng, tfey nny request10
engines  from us and merryttrem up with 2 leaders                   else,in whichcaseyou
                                                 later from somewhere
wouldget 10 *E" requestnumbers.
            Time Mandates
     Response




\J
RESPONSE TTME CRTTERIA

Initial Attack - Immediate Need

Equipment   must respond    immediately initialattackrequests, within
                                      for                       and
fifteen(15) minutes lessfor immediate
                      or                  need,both a Code3 response   as
necessary.  When filling initial
                         an                     need
                                attack/immediate request,    equipmentand
personnel  responddirectly the incident
                           to          without grouping resourcesunless
                                                                      the
response is
          time   greater  thanone (1) hour. Equipment  and  personnel an
                                                                    on
initialattack/immediate request generally givenassignments
                         need        will          be                  via
                                   go
radioas theyarriveand will usually directly work. Freeway
                                             to                     rarely
                                                               travef
requires useof Code3 warning
         the                       devices freeway
                                          as         trafficspeedsgenerally
exceedapparatus    maximum    capability. All firefighterpersonalprotective
equipment bewornduring
            must               response.

      Need
Planned

Equipment  requested a planned
                   for            should responding
                               need      be                two
                                                    within hours
                        the
of the request. However, requesting  agency may provide        time
                                                       different
criteria.Plannedneedrequests generally
                            are                      with
                                      Code responses longtravel
                                            2
distances longduration
          and            commitments. planned
                                      The         needresources  are
usually       for
       needed the neKoperational period.


Commitment

All personnel  assigned                                                a
                       out of the area on a strike team shouldanticipate
commitment up to seven(7) days. Each
             of                                   agency be responsible
                                         individual      will
                            personnel.
for rotation their respective
            of

Captainsand StrikeTeam Leaders shouldhavethe authorityof their respective
FireChiefto acceptreassignment. reassignment
                                If           takesplace,the Operational
Area Coordinatormust be notifiedimmediately.The notification be done
                                                           will
through Sierra
       the       FrontInteragenry        Center (775)BB3-5995.
                                  Dispatch    at




                                                           Revised: 28. 2005
                                                                 June

				
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