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Definitions and Terms
Alarm Types and Fire Department Equipment ResponseThe Naperville Fire Department has defined a set of alarm types for fire incidents. These are listed below with the equipment that is scheduled to respond on the run and box cards.
In addition, there are several other types of alarms. These include:
The NEMA Field Unit is scheduled to respond for all General Alarm incidents and above. Also, the NEMA Field Unit is scheduled to respond with MABAS Air 16 to all Mutual Aid Box Alarms.
Mutual Aid is the process, through pre-arranged agreements, of one emergency response organization giving aid to another, and vice-versa. Specific resources or general assistance may be obtained from one or more organizations in time of need.
Naperville EMA has EMA Mutual Aid agreements with individual organizations, as well as agreements at the county level which allows access to all participating agencies in the county. Mutual Aid will be requested by the NEMA Volunteer Coordinator or designate; any Mutual Aid response to other communities by Naperville EMA must be approved by the NEMA Volunteer Coordinator or designate. NEMA units will not respond to out-of-town Mutual Aid requests without proper authorization.
The following is an approximate list of organizations having EMA Mutual Aid agreements with Naperville:
In addition, all municipal EMA organizations in DuPage and Will Counties can be utilized for mutual aid under special agreements.
The Naperville Fire Department is part of the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 16 along with Downers Grove and Lisle-Woodridge. MABAS is a region wide mutual aid system covering all of Illinois and parts of surrounding states. The Field Operations Unit is also subject to MABAS Fire Department mutual aid responses.
MABAS Air 16 is a MABAS asset and available for incidents throughout the MABAS network.
Passport is a mechanism for establishing an emergency incident perimeter personnel accounting system. Components include: Helmet Shield, Name Tag, and Passport boards.
The NEMA helmet shield has a blue background with an organization ID of NEMA. Each person will have three white name tags with name and organization.The passport boards are in three locations: