Final Wyoming county joins statewide mutual aid agreement

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CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A Wyoming safety organization has announced every county across the state can receive assistance from its neighbor in case of an emergency.

Wyoming Tribune Eagle reports that Laramie County became the final county to sign the Wyoming Inter-County Mutual Aid Agreement earlier this month.

The Wyoming All Hazards Association says multiple counties previously helped each other through regional agreements but the statewide agreement was made to clarify the operating plan.

Officials say this arrangement provides guidelines and outlines specifics including workers' compensation, liability and cost.

Officials say Laramie County has a lot to offer because it contains the capital city with a lot of resources and access to state assets.

Officials say the agreement could help in events spanning across multiple counties. It could also be used for special events.