§15-5-16. Utilization of existing services and facilities.
In carrying out the provisions of this article, the
governor, the chairmen of the regional councils and the executive
officers or governing bodies of the political subdivisions of the
state are directed to utilize the services, equipment, supplies
and facilities of existing departments, offices and agencies of
the state and of the political subdivisions to the maximum extent
practicable, and the officers and personnel of all such
departments, offices and agencies are directed to cooperate with
and extend such services and facilities to the governor and to
emergency service organizations of the state upon request.