§ 12-2Duties of Township.
§ 12-3Office and duties of Civil Defense Director.
§ 12-4Emergency duties.
§ 12-6Necessity of provisions; plans to be formulated.
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.
It shall be the duty of the Riverside Township Office on Civil Defense, and it is hereby empowered:
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.
To prepare and recommend for consideration by the Township Committee ordinances necessary to implement the Civil Defense Operational Survival Plan.
There is hereby created the office of the Riverside Township Civil Defense Director. Such officer shall be appointed by the Mayor.
The Civil Defense Director is hereby charged:
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.
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.
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.