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File #: 15-051    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Resolutions Status: Passed
File created: 12/30/2014 In control: City Council
On agenda: 1/27/2015 Final action: 1/27/2015
Title: AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO AN ARIZONA MUTUAL AID COMPACT WITH THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS AND ALL SIGNATORIES Staff Contact: Mark Burdick, Fire Chief
Attachments: 1. Resolution 4915, 2. AZMAC Compact 123014
AUTHORIZATION TO ENTER INTO AN ARIZONA MUTUAL AID COMPACT WITH THE ARIZONA DEPARTMENT OF EMERGENCY AND MILITARY AFFAIRS AND ALL SIGNATORIES
Staff Contact:  Mark Burdick, Fire Chief
Purpose and Recommended Action
Recommendation
 
This is a request for City Council to waive reading beyond the title and adopt a resolution authorizing the City Manager to enter into an Arizona Mutual Aid Compact (AZMAC) with the Arizona Department of Emergency and Military Affairs, Maricopa County and local municipalities.
 
Background
 
The city is a part of several mutual aid agreements and, the majority of them only support the fire, police and public works departments. The AZMAC allows all city departments to participate in mutual aid agreements in the event there is an emergency or disaster. This is also the only mutual aid agreement that allows the local government to be named as a benefactor and/or supplier.  The updated compact will also address the gap of transportation and shelters by adding the use of resources through the Public Education District Authority.
Adopting AZMAC does not compel Glendale to provide resources unless we choose to. AZMAC has already been adopted by the State of Arizona, Maricopa County and the majority of municipalities across the State of Arizona including Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Peoria and Tucson.
Previous Related Council Action
 
On February 9, 2010, City Council approved the original compact, #C-7201, Resolution #4346.
 
Community Benefit/Public Involvement
 
Adopting AZMAC provides additional resource assistance to respond to and recover from emergencies and disasters. Additionally, it strengthens the existing partnerships between the City of Glendale and emergency partners.