[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Brodhead 5-17-2011 (Title 2, Ch. 6, of the 1997 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 4-8-2013; 3-17-2015; 4-19-2016]
Committee oversight. The Public Safety Committee ensures the coordination of all emergency functions of the City of Brodhead to the maximum extent practical with existing services and facilities of this City and comparable functions of the federal, state, county governments, other political subdivisions, and various private agencies. This cooperation will ensure effective preparation and use of manpower, resources, and facilities for dealing with any disaster.
Emergency Management Director. The Chief of Police or his/her designee shall be the Emergency Management Director for the City in order to assist the Public Safety Committee in carrying out its responsibilities and be the point of contact for the Public Safety Committee on matters which relate to the emergency management function of the City.
The Public Safety Committee shall develop and promulgate emergency management plans consistent with the state plans adopted pursuant to § 323.13(1)(b), Wis. Stats., and the Green County and Rock County emergency management plans, direct the emergency management program of the City, and perform such other duties related to emergency management as are required by the Common Council. The plan shall address the exercise of those emergency powers described in § 323.14(4)(a), Wis. Stats., including the authority to purchase and employ resources.
The Public Safety Committee shall direct local emergency management training programs and exercises, direct participation in emergency programs and exercises ordered by the applicable county head of emergency management services, and advise the applicable county head of emergency management services on local emergency management programs and submit to him/her such reports as he/she requires.
During the continuance of a state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor, the Public Safety Committee Chairperson, on behalf of the City, may contract with any person to provide equipment and services on a cost basis to be used in disaster relief.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
- All measures undertaken by or on behalf of the City to prepare for and minimize the effect of natural or man-made disasters upon the civilian population.
The Public Safety Committee shall prepare a comprehensive emergency program for the City and shall present such plan to the Common Council for its approval. When the Common Council has approved the plan, the Public Safety Committee shall utilize the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of the City to the maximum extent practicable in satisfying the objectives of the civil defense plans.
If, because of emergency conditions, the Common Council is unable to meet promptly to exercise the authority to declare an emergency pursuant to the authority of § 323.11, Wis. Stats., the Mayor, and, in his or her absence, the Acting Mayor, may by proclamation promulgate and enforce such orders, rules and regulations relating to the conduct of persons and the use of property as shall be necessary to protect the public peace, health and safety and preserve the lives and property and to insure the cooperation necessary to emergency plan activities. Such proclamations shall be posted in three public places and may be rescinded by the Common Council by resolution at any time.
[Amended 4-8-2013; 3-17-2015; 4-19-2016]
Upon the declaration of a state of emergency by the Governor, by the Chairperson of the Green or Rock County Board of Supervisors, by the Common Council or by the Mayor or Council President in the absence of the Common Council, the Common Council or Mayor or Council President shall issue all necessary proclamations as to the existence of such state of emergency and shall issue such disaster warnings or alerts as shall be required in the emergency management plan.
The Public Safety Committee shall take action in accordance with the emergency plan only after the declaration of an emergency or the issuance of disaster/emergency warnings. Such state of emergency shall continue until terminated by the issuing authority, provided that any such declaration not issued by the Governor may be terminated at the discretion of the Common Council or Public Safety Committee.
Any person who shall willfully obstruct, hinder or delay any member of the Public Safety Committee in the enforcement of any order, rule, regulation, or plan issued pursuant to this chapter, or do any act forbidden by any order, rule, regulation, or plan issued pursuant to this chapter, shall be subject to a penalty as provided in § 1-4 of the Code of Ordinances of the City of Brodhead.
The President in Homeland Security Directive (HSPD)-5 directed the Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security to develop and administer a National Incident Management System (NIMS) which would provide a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state, local, and tribal governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity;
To facilitate the most efficient and effective incident management, it is critical that federal, state, local, and tribal organizations utilize standardized terminology, standardized organizational structures, interoperable communications, consolidated action plans, unified command structures, uniform personnel qualification standards, uniform standards for planning, training, and exercising, comprehensive resource management, and designated incident facilities during emergencies or disasters;
The Common Council establishes the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the City standard for incident management, which will standardize procedures for managing personnel, communications, facilities and resources along with improving the City's ability to utilize federal funding to enhance local readiness, maintain first responder safety, and streamline incident management processes.
Editor’s Note: Former § 45-8, House, multifamily structure and building numbers, adopted 6-8-2015, which immediately followed, was repealed 7-10-2017.