(5 ILCS 235/10)
Mutual aid agreements.
In order to more adequately address emergencies that
extend or exceed a jurisdiction's emergency response capabilities,
either without rising to the level of a state or local declaration
of a state of emergency, or in the initial stages of an
event which may later become a declared emergency, a political subdivision of this State, including a county, city, village, township, or other unit of local government, or any combination thereof, may enter into a mutual aid
agreement with one or more units of government from another state. The mutual aid agreement may
provide for coordination of communications, staging, training, and
response to planned and unplanned events which a local jurisdiction has determined exceed, or are likely to exceed, its emergency response capabilities. When engaged in training, staging, and emergency response in accordance with the mutual aid
agreements, emergency responders from outside of this State are
permitted to provide services within this State in accordance with
this Act and the terms of the mutual aid agreement.
(Source: P.A. 98-309, eff. 8-12-13.)