Township of Riverside, NJ
Burlington County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Riverside 11-26-1969 as Ord. No. 1969-16. Amendments noted where applicable.]

§ 12-1
Definitions. 

§ 12-2
Duties of Township. 

§ 12-3
Office and duties of Civil Defense Director. 

§ 12-4
Emergency duties. 

§ 12-5
Volunteers. 

§ 12-6
Necessity of provisions; plans to be formulated. 

§ 12-1 Definitions.

As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:

CIVIL DEFENSE
Includes measures for the mobilization, organization and direction of the civilian population and necessary support agencies to prevent or minimize the effects of fire, flood, earthquake and epidemic, as well as the effects of a nuclear war, or any subversive activities against the populace, communities, industrial plants, facilities and other installations.

§ 12-2 Duties of Township.

It shall be the duty of the Riverside Township Office on Civil Defense, and it is hereby empowered:

A. 

To develop a Municipal Civil Defense Operational Survival Plan. This plan shall provide for the effective mobilization of all resources of the municipality, both private and public.

B. 

To prepare and recommend for consideration by the Township Committee ordinances necessary to implement the Civil Defense Operational Survival Plan.

C. 

To perform such other duties as shall be recommended and approved by the Township Committee.

Editor's Note: Amended at time of adoption of Code; see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. I.

§ 12-3 Office and duties of Civil Defense Director.

A. 

There is hereby created the office of the Riverside Township Civil Defense Director. Such officer shall be appointed by the Mayor.

B. 

The Civil Defense Director is hereby charged:

(1) 

To represent the Mayor on all matters pertaining to civil defense.

(2) 

During periods of emergency to direct and coordinate the services of all municipal forces.

(3) 

During periods of emergency to obtain vital supplies and equipment needed for the protection of life and property of people.

§ 12-4 Emergency duties.

Officers and employees of the Township of Riverside, in the County of Burlington, with volunteer forces enrolled to aid them during an emergency, and all groups, organizations and persons who make the agreements on operation of law are charged with duties necessary for the protection of life and property in the Township of Riverside, in the County of Burlington, during an emergency.

§ 12-5 Volunteers.

All persons, other than officers and employees of the municipality, volunteering in service pursuant to compliance with this chapter, shall serve with or without compensation. While engaged in such service, they shall have the same immunities and protections as persons and employees of the Township performing similar duties.

§ 12-6 Necessity of provisions; plans to be formulated.

This chapter is hereby declared to be an emergency measure, necessary for the immediate preservation of public business, health and safety, and it shall take effect immediately upon adoption. A complete and adequate Civil Defense Operational Survival Plan will be formulated at once. This plan will be based upon plans prescribed by and in the New Jersey Operational Survival Plan.