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TITLE 2. GOVERNMENT OF THE STATE OF CALIFORNIA [8000 - 22980]

  ( Title 2 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

DIVISION 1. GENERAL [8000 - 8899.72]

  ( Division 1 enacted by Stats. 1943, Ch. 134. )

CHAPTER 7. California Emergency Services Act [8550 - 8669.7]

  ( Chapter 7 added by Stats. 1970, Ch. 1454. )

ARTICLE 4.5. Urban Heavy Rescue Act [8584 - 8584.1]
  ( Article 4.5 added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1206, Sec. 1. )

8584.
  

This article shall be known and may be cited as the Urban Heavy Rescue Act of 1988.

(Added by Stats. 1988, Ch. 1206, Sec. 1.)

8584.1.
  

(a) It is the intent of the Legislature that the state have an urban heavy rescue capability in the event of a major earthquake. It is also the intent of the Legislature that the Office of Emergency Services and the State Fire Marshal’s Office pursue the necessary funding to carry out this article through the normal budget process.

(b) The Fire and Rescue Division of the Office of Emergency Services shall acquire and maintain urban heavy rescue units and transportable caches of search and rescue gear, including hand tools and protective gear. The division shall position the units and caches to ensure a rapid response of personnel and equipment anywhere in the state, and ensure that a unit will be available on the scene within one hour of a major earthquake.

(c) The State Fire Marshal’s Office shall coordinate the training of personnel in the use of the units and equipment in cooperation with the Office of Emergency Services.

(Amended by Stats. 2013, Ch. 352, Sec. 118. (AB 1317) Effective September 26, 2013. Operative July 1, 2013, by Sec. 543 of Ch. 352.)

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