Allowances and Conditions
A) All agencies responding are responsible for their own costs for the first 24 hours after discovery. Aircraft costs are the only exception to this and will be negotiated through the cost share agreement process.
After the first 24 hours, the unified command team will develop a cost share agreement, which will be approved by the responsible Agency Administrators (or designees), for all the costs associated with suppression of the fire.
For fires occurring on State and Private Lands only, VFD compensation is negotiated
through the State of Utah.
Closest Forces Concept- The closest available force will be dispatched to the incident regardless of agency affiliation (this applies to agencies dispatched by NUIFC). When jurisdiction is determined, the responsible agency will assume command or delegate command of the incident. Qualified resources will be used as needed unless a request is made for early release.
Resource Statusing- Initial attack resources will inform dispatch of location and availability at all times. When resources are at locations other than their usual station they should inform dispatch of the location and give coordinates to be used in WildCAD for the purpose of determining closest forces.