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48-949. Definitions. As used in the Kansas intrastate emergency mutual aid act:

(a) "Division" means the division of emergency management within the office of the adjutant general.

(b) "Emergency responder" means any person in the public or private sector who: (1) Has special skills, qualifications, training, knowledge and experience which would be beneficial to a participating political subdivision in response to a locally-declared emergency as defined in any applicable law or ordinance or authorized drill or exercises; and (2) is requested or authorized, or both, to respond. An emergency responder may or may not be required to possess a license, certificate, permit or other official recognition for the emergency responder's expertise in a particular field or area of knowledge. "Emergency responder" includes, but is not limited to, the following: Law enforcement officers, firefighters, 911 call center public safety telecommunicators, emergency medical services personnel, physicians, nurses, physician assistants, public health personnel, emergency management personnel, public works personnel and persons with skills or training in operating specialized equipment or other skills needed to provide aid in a declared emergency.

History: L. 2006, ch. 106, § 2; L. 2021, ch. 7, § 10; March 25.


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