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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 Intrastate 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 of a fire, rescue, or emergency medical services entity;

            (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 of a fire, rescue, or emergency medical services entity;

            (iv)    county or municipal employee who is performing an emergency support function described in § 14–803(2)(b)(5)(i) of this subtitle; and

            (v)    law enforcement officer as defined in § 1–101 of this article.

    (e)    “Jurisdictions” means the 23 counties within Maryland, Baltimore City, the City of Annapolis, the City of Bowie, the City of Laurel, and Ocean City.

    (f)    “Party jurisdiction” means a jurisdiction that enacts the Compact in a form substantially similar to the Compact set forth in this subtitle.

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