§15-5-9. Mutual aid agreements.
The director of each local organization for emergency
services may, in collaborating with other public and private
agencies within this state, develop or cause to be developed
mutual aid agreements for reciprocal aid and assistance in case
of disaster too great to be dealt with unassisted. Such
agreements shall be made in conformity with the state plan and
program for emergency services and, in time of emergency, it
shall be the duty of each local organization to render assistance
in accordance therewith.
The director of each local organization may, subject to the
approval of the governor, enter into mutual aid agreements with
emergency service and civil defense agencies or organizations in
other states for reciprocal aid and assistance in case of
disaster too great to be dealt with unassisted.