First Regular Session 117th General Assembly (2011)
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HOUSE ENROLLED ACT No. 1310
AN ACT to amend the Indiana Code concerning higher education.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Indiana:
SOURCE: IC 10-14-3-10.6; (11)HE1310.1.1. -->
SECTION 1. IC 10-14-3-10.6, AS AMENDED BY P.L.19-2010,
SECTION 1, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE
JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 10.6.
(a) As used in this section, "participating
unit" refers to a unit that does not opt out under subsection (c) from
participating in the statewide mutual aid program.
(b) As used in this section, "unit" means the following:
(1) A unit (as defined in IC 36-1-2-23).
(2) A fire protection district established under IC 36-8-11.
(3) A provider unit (as defined in IC 36-8-19-3) acting on behalf
of a fire protection territory established under IC 36-8-19.
(4) A fire department established by the board of trustees of
a state educational institution (as defined in IC 21-7-13-32),
including a fire department established by the board of
trustees of Purdue University under IC 21-39-7.
(c) A unit may choose not to participate in the statewide mutual aid
program if the unit:
(1) adopts an ordinance or a resolution declaring that the unit will
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
(A) upon declaration of a local disaster emergency by the
executive officer of the unit under section 29 of this chapter;
(B) upon the commencement of the exercises, testing, or
(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.
SOURCE: IC 21-39-7; (11)HE1310.1.2. -->
SECTION 2. IC 21-39-7 IS ADDED TO THE INDIANA CODE AS
CHAPTER TO READ AS FOLLOWS [EFFECTIVE JULY
Chapter 7. Purdue University Fire and Emergency Services
Sec. 1. As used in this chapter, "board of trustees" refers to the
board of trustees of Purdue University.
Sec. 2. As used in this chapter, "fire and safety personnel"means
individuals employed by Purdue University at the West Lafayette
campus as firefighters or safety personnel to render fire
suppression, fire prevention, emergency response, and emergency
medical services on campus.
Sec. 3. As used in this chapter, "fire department" means a fire
department established by the board of trustees to render fire
suppression, fire prevention, and related services on the West
Lafayette campus of Purdue University.
Sec. 4. This chapter is supplemental to all other statutes relating
to the power of the board of trustees to possess, operate, manage,
and protect the facilities and property of Purdue University and to
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
(3) prescribe distinctive uniforms for fire and safety
(4) obtain emergency vehicles and equipment for the fire
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
(B) the state fire marshal; or
(C) another appropriate fire and emergency service agency
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).
SOURCE: IC 36-8-17-5; (11)HE1310.1.3. -->
SECTION 3. IC 36-8-17-5, AS AMENDED BY P.L.1-2006,
SECTION 577, IS AMENDED TO READ AS FOLLOWS
[EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2011]: Sec. 5. (a) The fire chief and the
designees of the fire chief in every fire department are assistants to the
state fire marshal.
(b) A fire department shall comply with an order issued by the
division under IC 22-14-2-4 that directs the fire department to assist the
(c) This section also applies to a fire department established by
the board of trustees of Purdue University under IC 21-39-7.
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