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Intrastate Mutual Aid

The purpose of Act 93 of 2008 (the "Act") is to create a system of intrastate mutual aid between participating political subdivisions within this Commonwealth, where each participating political subdivision recognizes that emergencies transcend the boundaries of a political subdivision and that intergovernmental coordination is essential for the protection of lives and property and for the best use of available public and private assets.

The mutual aid system is to provide for mutual assistance among the participating political subdivisions in the prevention of, response to and recovery from threats to public health and safety that are beyond the capability of an affected community to respond. The system also is to provide for mutual cooperation among the participating subdivisions in conducting exercises, testing or other training activities.