2012 Connecticut General Statutes
Title 28 - Civil Preparedness and Emergency Services
Chapter 517 - Civil Preparedness, Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Section 28-8 - Outside aid by local police, fire or other preparedness forces.


CT Gen Stat § 28-8 (2012) What's This?

(a) At the request of the chief executive authority of any town or city, the appropriate authority of any other town or city may, with the approval of the commissioner, or, if so ordered by the commissioner, shall, assign and make available for duty and use outside his own town or city, under the direction and command of an officer designated for the purpose, any part of the police, fire fighting or other civil preparedness forces under his control.

(b) The officers and members of police, fire fighting or other civil preparedness forces rendering outside aid pursuant to this section shall have the same powers, duties, rights, privileges and immunities as if they were performing their duties in their home town or city.

(c) The state shall reimburse any town or city rendering aid under this section for the compensation paid and actual and necessary travel, subsistence and maintenance expenses of employees of such town or city while rendering such aid, and for all payments for death, disability or injury of such employees in the course of rendering such aid and for all losses of or damage to supplies or equipment of such town or city incurred in the course of rendering such aid.

(June, 1951, S. 1912d; 1959, P.A. 65, S. 2; P.A. 73-544, S. 8; P.A. 04-219, S. 18.)

History: 1959 act included police and fire fighting forces in category of civil defense forces; P.A. 73-544 substituted “civil preparedness” for “civil defense” throughout; P.A. 04-219 amended Subsec. (a) to substitute “commissioner” for “state director”, effective January 1, 2005.

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