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New Jersey Statutes, Title: 52, STATE GOVERNMENT, DEPARTMENTS AND OFFICERS
Section: 52:14E-18: Procedure for coordinating fire service resources.
8. a. Whenever a county fire coordinator determines that fire service resources are needed from other counties due to an emergency incident or a local fire emergency disaster, the county fire coordinator shall notify the regional fire coordinator with responsibility for that county. Upon receipt of a request for out of county fire service resources from the county fire coordinator, the regional fire coordinator shall notify the State fire coordinator as well as the county fire coordinators from the counties adjacent to the county from which the emergency incident or local fire emergency disaster originates.
b. Whenever the State fire coordinator:
(1) makes the determination that fire service resources should be deployed to assist in fire suppression and related activities in another state during a fire emergency in that state; or
(2) makes the determination, in consultation with the regional fire coordinator and county fire coordinator for the county from which an emergency incident or a local fire emergency disaster originates, that the emergency incident or local fire emergency disaster requires the deployment of additional fire service resources,
the State fire coordinator shall be empowered and authorized to issue immediately an order of deployment and require any unit of the fire service to respond, be recalled, standby or deploy any or all of its fire service resources to any location and for any period of the emergency incident or local fire emergency disaster. During any such emergency incident or local fire emergency disaster, the assigned fire service resources shall be under the operational command of the incident commander at the site. In issuing an order of deployment, the State fire coordinator also shall be empowered and authorized to direct that any unit of fire service not respond to an emergency incident or a local fire emergency disaster, but remain on standby.
c. If the State fire coordinator determines that the residents of a municipality or any portion thereof may not have sufficient fire service resources as a result of an order of deployment issued pursuant to this section to the unit of the fire service responsible for the fire protection of that municipality or that portion thereof, the State fire coordinator may issue an order of deployment to an adjacent or nearby unit of the fire service to provide necessary fire protection services, including the provision of fire service resources in the affected municipality or portion thereof. An order of deployment issued pursuant to this section shall be terminated by the State fire coordinator when he determines that the deployed unit of the fire service is once again able to provide adequate fire protection to the residents within its area of responsibility without the provision of fire services resources from other units of the fire service.
This section added to the Rutgers Database: 2012-09-26 13:37:55.
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