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File #: 2018-0410    Version:
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
File created: 8/27/2018 In control: Health, Housing and Human Services Committee
On agenda: Final action: 12/10/2018
Enactment date: 12/20/2018 Enactment #: 18844
Title: AN ORDINANCE authorizing the King County executive to execute an interlocal agreement between King County and the cities and other local government entities in King County for automatic aid of emergency medical services and fire services without strict regard to jurisdictional boundaries.
Sponsors: Joe McDermott
Indexes: Executive, Interlocal Agreement
Attachments: 1. Ordinance 18844.pdf, 2. A. Martin Luther King County Interlocal Agreement for Automatic Aid, 3. 2018-0410 transmittal letter, 4. 2018-0410_SR_EMS_ILA_Automatic_Aid.docx, 5. 2018-0410_AMD1_RCW_Correctionkhm bar 12-3-18.docx, 6. 2018-0410_ATT2_AMD1_RCW_Correction.docx, 7. 2018-0410_ATT4_Status of AA ILA 11.28.2018.pdf, 8. 2018-0410_Revised_SR_EMS_ILA_Automatic_Aid.docx
Staff: Kim, Andrew
Drafter
Clerk 12/05/2018
Title
AN ORDINANCE authorizing the King County executive to execute an interlocal agreement between King County and the cities and other local government entities in King County for automatic aid of emergency medical services and fire services without strict regard to jurisdictional boundaries.
Body
BE IT ORDAINED BY THE COUNCIL OF KING COUNTY:
SECTION 1. Findings:
A. Independent fire departments within King County often provide fire, rescue and emergency medical services outside of their respective jurisdictions because the need exceeds the resources of a single participating jurisdictional agency.
B. Fire departments have operated with either automatic or mutual aid agreements for several decades in an effort to assist other departments and their communities.
C. A "service first" philosophy, or an automatic aid agreement, improves response times to fires, rescue and emergency medical calls by making certain that the closest appropriate resources are dispatched to an emergency regardless of the location.
D. The section heading of Section 18 in Attachment A to this ordinance, an interlocal agreement between King County and the cities and other local government entities in King County for automatic aid of fire, rescue and emergency medical services without strict regard to jurisdictional boundaries, is incorrect. The correct RCW reference in that section header should be RCW 39.34.040 and not RCW 39.34.030. Section headings in Attachment A are for convenience only and shall not be construed to, limit, enlarge or affect the scope or intent of the interlocal agreement nor the meaning of any provisions thereof, and therefore, the incorrect reference is not substantive.
SECTION 2. The executive is hereby authorized to execute an interlocal agreement between King County and the cities and other local government entities in King County substantially in the form attached hereto as Attachment A, for automatic aid of

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