Article - Public Safety
(a) In this subtitle the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b) “Authorized representative” means an employee of a local jurisdiction authorized by the senior elected official of that jurisdiction to request, offer, or provide assistance under the terms of the compact.
(c) “Compact” means the Maryland Emergency Management Assistance Compact.
(d) (1) “Emergency responder” means an individual who is sent or directed by a party jurisdiction in response to a request for assistance by another party jurisdiction.
(2) “Emergency responder” includes a:
(i) career or volunteer firefighter within this State;
(ii) career or volunteer emergency medical services provider, as defined in § 13–516 of the Education Article, within this State;
(iii) career or volunteer rescue squad member within this State;
(iv) county employee who is performing an emergency support function described in § 14–803(2)(b)(5)(ii) of this subtitle; and
(v) law enforcement officer as defined in § 3–101 of this article.
(e) “Jurisdictions” means the 23 counties within Maryland, Baltimore City, the City of Annapolis, and Ocean City.
(f) “Senior elected official” means:
(1) the mayor;
(2) the county executive; or
(3) for a county that does not have a county executive, the president of the board of county commissioners or county council or other chief executive officer of the county.