[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town of Ridgefield 1-14-1976 (Ch. 3 1/2, Art. II of the 1974 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
There shall be created an agency of Town government to be known as the "Civil Preparedness Agency," said agency to be under the supervision of a director or coordinator of all disaster emergency functions. Such Director of Emergency Preparedness shall be appointed by the chief executive of the Town of Ridgefield. The Director of Emergency Preparedness will serve at the will of the chief executive and may be removed by the chief executive at any time. The Director may also be removed from his position as provided in C.G.S. § 28-7(b).
Editor's Note: Throughout this chapter, references to the "director/coordinator of the civil preparedness agency" were amended to "Director of Emergency Preparedness" 3-17-2010.
The Director of Emergency Preparedness shall be a designated Town employee reporting directly to the chief executive officer of the Town of Ridgefield.
Duties and responsibilities. As a designated Town employee he will advise the chief executive officer on matters pertaining to civil preparedness and disaster emergency operations. He will:
Coordinate the activities of all Town agencies in disaster emergency situations, but in no case will he assume command of any agency or department other than the Civil Preparedness Agency unless directly ordered to do so by the chief executive officer.
Coordinate the activities of all Civil Preparedness Agency forces, both full-time and volunteer, and will be responsible for the recruitment and training of needed civil preparedness personnel. As a designated Town employee he will assist the chief executive in the preparation and updating of Town emergency operations plans and standing operating procedures.
Maintain contact with the Connecticut Civil Preparedness Area Office designated for the Town of Ridgefield and will cooperate with the Connecticut Civil Preparedness Agency in preparation of required reports, procedures and other necessary paperwork to ensure the Town receiving all possible funding, equipment and other benefits available to the Town through state and national civil preparedness.
Perform such other civil preparedness related functions as may, from time to time, be assigned to him by the chief executive of the Town of Ridgefield.
Compensation. The Director of Emergency Preparedness shall receive such compensation for performance of his duties as may be determined by the Board of Selectmen.