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The Ohio Intrastate Mutual Aid Compact (IMAC), Ohio Revised Code Section 5502.41, was enacted into law on December 23, 2002. All political subdivisions are automatically part of the statewide mutual aid system.
The purpose of IMAC is to develop and improve intrastate mutual aid capabilities for providing services and resources across local boundaries in response to and recovery from any disaster resulting in a formal declaration of emergency.
This IMAC Operations Manual was jointly developed during a series of workgroup meetings by the Emergency Management Association of Ohio (EMAO) in partnership with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA). IMAC's scope of operations includes: