mutual aid


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mutual aid

Arrangements made at government level between one nation and one or more other nations to assist each other. See also integrated logistic support; logistic assistance; reallocation of resources.
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Noun1.mutual aid - arrangements made between nations to assist each other
logistic assistance, logistic support - assistance between and within military commands
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Soldiers and citizens, of whatever nation you may be, re-establish public confidence, the source of the welfare of a state, live like brothers, render mutual aid and protection one to another, unite to defeat the intentions of the evil-minded, obey the military and civil authorities, and your tears will soon cease to flow!
They are kept together by the peculiarity of their topographical position; by their individual weakness and insignificancy; by the fear of powerful neighbors, to one of which they were formerly subject; by the few sources of contention among a people of such simple and homogeneous manners; by their joint interest in their dependent possessions; by the mutual aid they stand in need of, for suppressing insurrections and rebellions, an aid expressly stipulated and often required and afforded; and by the necessity of some regular and permanent provision for accomodating disputes among the cantons.
Their feeling of brotherhood, however, was strong enough to induce them to contribute a mutual aid in building a rude hut of branches, and kindling a great fire of shattered pines, that had drifted down the headlong current of the Amonoosuck, on the lower bank of which they were to pass the night.
It was a sweet emblem of conjugal affection, as they toiled up the difficult ascent, gathering strength from the mutual aid which they afforded.
It has been remarked, that even among the Swiss cantons, which, properly speaking, are not under one government, provision is made for this object; and the history of that league informs us that mutual aid is frequently claimed and afforded; and as well by the most democratic, as the other cantons.
The fellow had a pretty fancy in names: the "Orb" Deposit Bank, the "Sceptre" Mutual Aid Society, the "Thrift and Independence" Association.
STEPHEN LONDON Northern Ireland's deputy police chief Stephen Martin said mutual aid arrangements have not been used by the PSNI since 2013.
The updated manual addresses: mandatory acceptance of a private insurance policy to satisfy the flood insurance purchase requirement if the policy meets the statutory and regulatory definition of 'private flood insurance'; discretionary acceptance of a flood insurance policy issued by a private insurer, even if the policy does not meet the statutory and regulatory definition of 'private flood insurance'; and discretionary acceptance of a plan issued by a mutual aid society in satisfaction of the flood insurance purchase requirement, if certain criteria are met.
SEECOM proudly serves 13 agencies (Algonquin Police, Algonquin-Lake in the Hills Fire, Cary Police, Crystal Lake Fire Rescue, Crystal Lake Police, Crystal Lake Park District Police, Huntley Fire, Huntley Police, Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network, Lake in the Hills Police, Mutual Aid Box Alarm System Division 5, McHenry County College Police, and Oakwood Hills Police), and and a combined residential population of over 215,000 in McHenry County, Illinois.
VINITA Nine Grand River Dam Authority employees traveled to the Navajo Reservation in Arizona as part of a mutual aid initiative coordinated by the Navajo Tribal Utility Authority and the American Public Power Association.
Under the police's 'mutual aid' arrangements, forces are obliged to offer support to each other in response to a major event or incident, usually in the form of officers.
"At a previous meeting we talked about mutual aid in the form of traffic officers possibly being sent down to Dover or to ports to support forces in that area," he said.