Citations Affected: IC 10-14; IC 21-39; IC 36-8.
Synopsis: Purdue University fire department. Allows the board of
trustees of Purdue University to establish a fire department for the West
Lafayette campus, with fire and emergency response and medical
services jurisdiction on the West Lafayette campus and streets passing
through and adjacent to the campus. Allows the board of trustees to
enter into agreements, interlocal cooperation agreements, and mutual
aid agreements on behalf of the fire department. Provides that the fire
chief of the Purdue fire department is an assistant to the state fire
marshal. Requires the Purdue fire department to comply with an order
issued by the fire and building safety division directing the fire
department to assist the division. Includes a fire department establishes
by a state education institution in the definition of "unit" for purposes
of participation in the statewide mutual aid program. Specifies that the
board of trustees of Purdue University may opt out of participating in
the statewide mutual aid program.
Effective: July 1, 2011.
January 13, 2011, read first time and referred to Committee on Veterans Affairs and Public
February 10, 2011, amended, reported _ Do Pass.
A BILL FOR AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning
not participate in the statewide mutual aid program; and
(2) provides a copy of the ordinance or resolution to:
(A) the local emergency management organization that serves the unit; and
(B) the department.
(d) Each participating unit shall establish an incident management system and a unified command system to be used in a response to a disaster or an emergency.
(e) A participating unit may request the assistance of at least one (1) other participating unit to:
(1) manage disaster response or recovery; or
(2) conduct disaster response or recovery related exercises, testing, or training.
(f) A request for assistance to a participating unit under subsection (e) shall be made by and to the executive of the unit or the executive's authorized representative. A request may be oral or in writing. A written request shall be made on forms developed by the department. An oral request shall be confirmed in writing not later than twenty-four (24) hours after the oral request is made.
(g) A request must include the following information:
(1) A description of the disaster response and recovery functions for which assistance is needed, including the following:
(B) Law enforcement.
(C) Emergency medical.
(F) Public works and engineering.
(G) Building inspection.
(H) Planning and information assistance.
(I) Mass care.
(J) Resource support.
(K) Health and other medical services.
(L) Search and rescue.
(2) The amount and type of services, equipment, supplies, materials, personnel, and other resources needed and a reasonable estimate of the length of time they will be needed.
(3) The specific place and time for staging of the assisting participating unit's provision of assistance and a point of contact at that location.
(h) A participating unit that is requested to render assistance shall take the necessary action to provide and make available the requested
services, equipment, supplies, materials, personnel, and other
(i) A participating unit's obligation to provide assistance is subject to the following restrictions:
(1) A participating unit's request to receive assistance is effective only:
(A) upon declaration of a local disaster emergency by the executive officer of the unit under section 29 of this chapter; or
(B) upon the commencement of the exercises, testing, or training.
(2) The assistance shall continue as long as:
(A) the state of emergency remains in effect and the loaned resources are required by the receiving participating unit or the loaned resources remain in the receiving participating unit; or
(B) the exercises, testing, or training is in progress.
(3) The participating unit rendering the assistance may withhold resources or recall loaned resources to the extent necessary to provide for the participating unit's own reasonable protection.
(4) Emergency forces providing assistance shall continue under the command and control of their regular leaders, but operationally those forces shall be under the control of the incident commander or unified commander designated by the requesting participating unit.
protect persons on, in, or near the facilities and property.
Sec. 5. The board of trustees may:
(1) establish a fire department and employ fire and safety personnel at the West Lafayette campus;
(2) determine the duties and direct the conduct of fire and safety personnel;
(3) prescribe distinctive uniforms for fire and safety personnel; and
(4) obtain emergency vehicles and equipment for the fire department.
Sec. 6. A fire department and fire and safety personnel may provide the services authorized under this chapter:
(1) upon real property owned or occupied by Purdue University's West Lafayette campus, including the streets passing through and adjacent to the campus; and
(2) at any other location in Indiana if the board of trustees approves and the fire and safety personnel are engaged in the discharge of official duties.
Sec. 7. (a) The board of trustees may enter into:
(1) an agreement with:
(A) the fire chief of a municipality or of a volunteer fire department;
(B) the state fire marshal; or
(C) another appropriate fire and emergency service agency official;
to establish additional operational authority where property or persons to be protected are located; and
(2) an interlocal cooperation agreement under IC 36-1-7 to supply and receive fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency response, and emergency medical services.
(b) The board of trustees may choose not to participate in the statewide mutual aid program by following the procedure set forth in IC 10-14-3-10.6(c).
the board of trustees of Purdue University under IC 21-39-7.