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What is a REQ-A?

REQ-A sections one, two, and threeThe Request for Assistance, or REQ-A, is the form used to officially request assistance, offer assistance, and accept assistance between Member States. 

It is a 3 part process.

  • Section I - the request completed by the Requesting State.
  • Section II - the offer completed by the Assisting State
  • Section III - the acceptance of the offer completed by the Requesting State.

This form simplifies and streamlines the paperwork necessary to request or provide assistance through EMAC. When Authorized Representatives of both the Requesting and Assisting States duly execute the REQ-A, the REQ-A becomes a legally binding agreement between the two states. It also includes valuable information for the deploying personnel such as safety considerations.