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Law Number

Utah Code Ann. 39-5-2

Summary Title

Powers, Duties, Rights, Privileges, and Immunities: Civil Defense Forces


An individual who responds to a request for aid in Utah or another state under a civil defense compact will have the same powers (except the power to arrest unless specifically authorized by the receiving State), duties, rights, privileges, and immunities as the individual would have enjoyed in the individual’s home state.

Full Title

Form of compact

Full Text

Article 3 DUTIES OF MEMBER STATES Any party State requested to render mutual aid shall take any action necessary to provide and make available the resources covered by this compact in accordance with its terms; provided that it is understood that the State rendering aid may withhold resources to the extent necessary to provide reasonable protection for itself. Each party State shall extend to the civil defense forces of any other party State, while operating within its State limits under the terms and conditions of this compact, the same powers, except that of arrest unless specifically authorized by the receiving State, duties, rights, privileges, and immunities as if they were performing their duties in the State in which normally employed or rendering services. Civil defense forces will continue under the command and control of their regular leaders but the organizational units will come under the operational control of the civil defense authorities of the State receiving assistance.