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48-854. Municipality as service provider; indemnity; intergovernmental agreement
A. If a municipality or any other bidder intends to submit a response to the request for proposals under section 48-853, the municipality or other bidder may do any of the following before submitting its response:
1. Inspect the county island property in its municipal planning area, including inspections for hazardous materials.
2. Obtain reports from the United States environmental protection agency and the Arizona department of environmental quality.
3. Obtain reports from any other industry that identifies any hazardous materials or conditions in the areas of the fire district in the municipality's planning area.
B. This section does not prohibit a municipality from entering into an intergovernmental agreement with another municipality or a private provider to provide fire and emergency medical services to a fire district formed pursuant to this article.
C. A municipality that provides fire or emergency medical services pursuant to an intergovernmental agreement with a fire district formed pursuant to section 48-851 shall provide the service particular to each county island consistent with the geography of the county island, location of fire stations, current infrastructure, water access, streets and building codes of the county island property for which service is provided.
D. If a municipality or any other provider contracts with a fire district formed pursuant to this article, the municipality or other provider is liable only if the municipality or other provider is grossly negligent in providing fire or emergency medical services to the fire district.