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mu·tu·al aid

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. mutual aid, international logistic supportnoun

    arrangements made between nations to assist each other


  1. Mutual aid

    In emergency services, mutual aid is an agreement among emergency responders to lend assistance across jurisdictional boundaries. This may occur due to an emergency response that exceeds local resources, such as a disaster or a multiple-alarm fire. Mutual aid may be ad hoc, requested only when such an emergency occurs. It may also be a formal standing agreement for cooperative emergency management on a continuing basis, such as ensuring that resources are dispatched from the nearest fire station, regardless of which side of the jurisdictional boundary the incident is on. Agreements that send closest resources are regularly referred to as "automatic aid agreements". Mutual aid may also extend beyond local response. Several states have statewide mutual aid systems. Examples include Washington and Oregon statewide mobilization programs. MABAS is a regional mutual aid system, headquartered in Illinois, with 1500 member fire departments in Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa, Michigan, and Missouri. Utility companies usually also have mutual aid agreements.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mutual Aid in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Mutual Aid in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Mutual Aid in a Sentence

  1. Oak Island:

    While this incident did not conclude as we had hoped and worked hard to achieve, we are very thankful for the mutual aid response of our local, county, state, and federal partner rescue agencies, please keep those involved in your thoughts and prayers.

  2. Intercontinental Terminals Co:

    ITC and our ERT (emergency response team) responded immediately and we called both CIMA (an industry mutual aid group) and surrounding municipalities for additional firefighting resources, right now, we're just focused on the recovery effort.

  3. Roishetta Ozane:

    It was a direct response to people here who were in dire need of basic necessities after big storms, we asked people,' What do you need to be made whole again ?' Some needed things like diapers and food. Others needed to have their homes repaired. So, we raised money and worked with other mutual aid groups to get some people back into their homes.

  4. Michael Whitesides:

    Mutual aid groups were giving our care packages with food and to-go bags while NYIC and Immigrant Arc assisted with legal services.

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