What is Jurisdiction?

Jurisdiction meaning in Safety terms is

  • The range or sphere of authority. Public agencies have jurisdiction at an incident related to their legal responsibilities and authority for incident mitigation. Jurisdictional authority at an incident can be political/geographical (e.g., city, county, state or federal boundary lines), or functional (e.g., police department, health department, etc.). 



reference: Glossary A – Z | National Wildfire Coordinating Group