RESOLUTION

A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY, MT. WEATHER EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER AND FAUQUIER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF FIRE AND EMERGENCY SERVICES

            WHEREAS, the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors intends to provide the best possible public safety services to the citizens of Fauquier County; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors recognizes the importance of sharing resources with neighboring jurisdictions during emergency events; and

            WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, the Department of Fire and Emergency Services, and the Department of Homeland Security, Mt. Weather Emergency Operations Center have developed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to provide mutual aid assistance during a local, State or Federal emergency; and

            WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Board of Supervisors and the Fauquier County Department of Fire and Emergency Services to conclude such agreements whenever practicable; and

            WHEREAS, it is mutually deemed sound, desirable, practicable, and beneficial for the parties to this Agreement to render assistance to one another in accordance with these terms;  now, therefore, be it

            RESOLVED by the Fauquier County Board of Supervisors this 11th day of May 2006, That a Memorandum of Understanding between the Department of Homeland Security, Mt. Weather Emergency Operations Center and Fauquier County Department of Fire and Emergency Services be, and is hereby, approved; and, be it

            RESOLVED FURTHER, That the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors be, and is hereby authorized to sign the approved Memorandum of Understanding on behalf of Fauquier County with implementation effective this date.

                                                                   

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