WVC 15 - 5 - 10
§15-5-10. Regional organizations for emergency services.
Regional organizations for emergency services may be
established in the discretion of the governor for any combination
of political subdivisions. Each such organization shall be
directed by the council which shall consist of the local
directors, hereinbefore provided for in section eight of this
article, of emergency services of the political subdivisions
included in the region for which the organization is established.
The local directors of emergency services shall designate the
chairman, who may be one of the local directors, a private
citizen or a local official, and may appoint committees
representing different groups of interested citizens to assist
them in the discharge of their duties. Members of such
committees shall not be entitled to compensation for their
services. The regional organizations and their members shall, in
accordance with the state plan and program for emergency
services, engage in such activities and perform such functions
and duties as will further the provision of emergency services
for the region and state. The emergency service organizations
shall coordinate their activities with those of the regional
planning and development councils in this state, and each local
political subdivision included in the region shall pay its
proportionate share of the ordinary expenses of such activities.
Any such organization may, within the limits of the funds
made available for the purpose by the local political
subdivisions included in the region or by the state, employ
necessary personnel and fix their compensation, if any. Any such regional organization may be dissolved, reorganized or rearranged
by the governor whenever in his discretion such action is
Note: WV Code updated with legislation passed through the 2013 1st Special Session
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