Multi-County Omnibus Mutual Aid Agreement
This OMNIBUS AGREEMENT is made and entered into by the undersigned counties to enable them to provide Emergency Assistance to each other during an Emergency; including agreement of the financial terms.
The creation of the multi-county omnibus agreement began prior to 2004 when a local emergency manager came across the skeleton of an agreement. By working with county legal counsel, the agreement soon became a living document.
The document was then shared with the Oregon Region 1 Emergency Managers; Region 1 is comprised of Benton, Lincoln, Linn, Marion, Polk, and Yamhill counties. After multiple meetings and discussions between the six counties, the agreement began to collect signatures. Since then, six more counties have signed on. This agreement is offered to all Oregon Counties to participate.
The details of the agreement state that the participating counties agree to support each other in times of emergency response to an incident. The benefit of this agreement is that time will be saved by having processes and procedures in place before the incident occurs, ensuring agencies can respond in a more effective and efficient way.
This website has links to the Multi-County Omnibus Mutual Aid Agreement itself as well as the list of current agencies that are participating and their contacts.
If you are interested in being a part of this agreement, print out the agreement from the link, collect signatures and mail the original signature page of the agreement to:
Krista Rowland, Program Coordinator
Marion County Emergency Management
5155 Silverton Road NE
Salem OR 97305