McHenry County Council of Government

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MCCG Damage Assessment Mutual Aid

Similar to the Public Works Mutual Aid Network, this agreement establishes a framework for local governments to provide and receive assistance in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. It also provides the terms for jurisdiction, compensation, insurance and indemnification for those participating in the mutual aid network. However, unlike the Public Works Mutual Aid Network, which provides direct assistance in dealing with flooding, downed trees and other clean-up activities after a storm or emergency, this program is specifically focused on providing assistance in building inspection services for homes, businesses and other buildings to determine the extent of damage and whether or not a building may be occupied after a natural disaster. This network also differs in the type of personnel and process used to provide assistance.