Mutual Aid (MABAS)
The Jerseyville Fire Department is a member of MABAS Division 35. MABAS is an acronym for Mutual Aid Box Alarm System. MABAS offers a statewide mutual aid response system for fire, EMS and specialized incident operational teams.
Every MABAS participant agency has signed the same contract with their 1,100 plus counterpart MABAS agencies. MABAS agencies agree to: standards of operation, incident command, minimal equipment staffing, fireground safety, and on-scene terminology.
MABAS agencies are able to work together seamlessly on any emergency scene. All MABAS agencies operate on a common radio frequency (IFERN) and are activated for response through pre-designed “run” cards each participating agency designs and tailors to meet their local risk need.