ARTICLE III – ESDA RESCUE SQUAD

            30-3-1           FUNCTION AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE EMERGENCY SERVICES AND DISASTER AGENCY RESCUE SQUAD.

            (A)               The primary function of ESDA Rescue Services is to provide any, and all types of specialized needs in time of natural and/or man made disasters.

            (B)               ESDA Rescue Squad is maintained and controlled by the Union County Coordinator of the local ESDA or any other personnel appointed to a position of responsibility within this County agency by said ESDA Coordinator.

            (C)               This squad is responsible for providing safe and prompt primary Rescue services to allUnionCountycitizens, or visitors, throughout any incorporated or unincorporated areas of Union County,Illinois.

            (D)               Union County Rescue Services shall be responsible for initial response within Union County boundaries and provide primary Rescue services in all instances.

            (E)               Any deviation from this procedure rests with the Coordinator of the Union County ESDA or properly appointed personnel.

            (F)               Requests for Mutual Aid assistance is summarized in Article II.

            30-3-2           METHOD OF DISPATCH FOR EMERGENCY SERVICES RESCUE PERSONNEL.  The dispatch of the Union County Rescue Squad will be done by the Union County Sheriff’s Office in Jonesboro, Illinois.  ONLY!

After the need for any type of primary Rescue Service is determined, authorized personnel on the scene will contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office and request assistance from the Union County Rescue Squad; established and maintained by the Union County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency.

Authorized personnel shall consist of any police, ambulance, and fire personnel currently on the scene.

After the Union County Rescue Squad is en route, they are to contact the Union County Sheriff’s Office, who in turn will retone the Rescue Call.  This will inform all Rescue personnel that the equipment van is on the way to the accident scene, or area of disaster that is requesting assistance.  All other Union County Rescue Squad members will report to the scene.

Only designated personnel appointed by the Union County ESDA Coordinator will be able to request additional Rescue services for Mutual Aid from any other agency.  These appointees will be responsible for this decision, and will be responsible for reporting all findings to the Union County ESDA Coordinator in person.

            30-3-3           LIABILITY COVERAGE.  Protection of Union County Government requires members of the Union County Rescue Service, or Union County ESDA, to be properly covered in manners of liability.

Only members appointed by the Union County ESDA Coordinator of this specialized service will provide primary Rescue Services unless proper procedure for deviation is followed.

Deviation procedure for additional assistance is summarized in Article III.

All articles, rules, regulations and personnel are set forth by the Union County Coordinator or his appointees and can be subject to change or variance at any time.

(Resolution No. 1994-09; 06-01-94)