A RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE MUTUAL FIREFIGHTING AND RESCUE ASSISTANCE AGREEMENT WITH L0UDOUN COUNTY
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors recognizes the importance of sharing resources with neighboring jurisdictions during emergency events; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, the Fauquier Fire and Rescue Association, and Loudoun County have developed a Mutual Firefighting and Rescue Assistance Agreement for providing fire, rescue, and emergency service resources; and
WHEREAS, each of the parties hereto provides, has, or maintains certain equipment and personnel for use in response to emergency situations through paid and/or volunteer companies within their jurisdictions and areas; and
WHEREAS, the Board of Supervisors, the Fauquier Fire and Rescue Association and Loudoun County hereto desire to define their cooperative arrangement for fire protection and rescue service and augment the fire protection and rescue service available in their various jurisdictions and areas in the event of large fires or conflagration or disasters; and
WHEREAS, it is the policy of the Board of Supervisors, the Fauquier Fire and Rescue Association, and Loudoun County 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 14th day of July 2005, that the Chairman be, and is hereby, authorized to sign the approved Agreement on behalf of Fauquier County with implementation effective this date.