Statewide Mutual Aid

When disaster strikes, local emergency management teams can become overwhelmed. Under the Virginia Statewide Mutual Aid Compact, localities may seek additional emergency resources from other member communities to augment their response and recovery.

The Statewide Mutual Aid Program outlines common expectations, including insurance, liability coverage and reimbursement. SMA does not replace existing agreements between localities.

The SMA program has the active support of the Virginia Municipal League, the Virginia Association of Counties, select state agencies with primary emergency response roles, and all professional emergency responder member organizations across the Commonwealth.

Statewide Mutual Aid Documents

Statewide Mutual Aid Plan

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Implement Statewide Mutual Aid

Statewide Mutual Aid Directory

Statewide Mutual Aid Forms and Checklists

SMA Demobilization Checklist

SMA Deployed Personnel Tracker

SMA Deployment Checklist

SMA Personnel Information Form

SMA Reimbursement Checklist

SMA Response Survey Form

SMA Contact Form

SMA Event Agreement

SMA Form B: Mission Cost Estimate

SMA Form C: Personnel and Labor Estimate Sheet

SMA Locality Reimbursement Form

Statewide Mutual Aid ListServ Documents

FAQ’s of SMA ListServ.

SMA Informational Update Template

SMA ListServ E-mail Attachment Request Template  

The SMA ListServ is designed to allow the “registered user” to send a single message and reach every registered user of the group. This ListServ automatically generates an email to the distribution group simultaneous of its generation.

Be ready. Be willing to help.

Virginia Disaster Relief Fund