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Campus Emergency Preparedness by Maureen Connolly

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Appendix B: Mutual Aid Agreements

Through mutual aid agreements (MAAs), the campus lines up resources to be employed as needed. Agreements could be constructed with emergency response professionals, food service industries, transportation, and housing, to name a few. When MAAs are integrated in a campus PPMRR strategy, the better equipped the campus will be to manage a critical event.

The National Incident Management System (NIMS) defines an MAA as a written or oral agreement between and among agencies/organizations and/or jurisdictions that provides a mechanism to quickly obtain emergency assistance in the form of personnel, equipment, materials, and other associated services. The primary objective is to facilitate rapid, short-term deployment ...

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