[HISTORY: Adopted by the Common Council of the City of Muskego 8-5-1999 by Ord. No. 991 (Ch. 6 of the 1964 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
A Municipal Emergency Operations Plan (MEOP), as adopted by resolution of the Common Council, has been developed to provide procedures for the government of the City of Muskego to respond to various types of emergencies or disasters that affect the community. It provides a link to procedures that will be used by county government since the City of Muskego is part of the county emergency management program. This municipal plan is to be used in conjunction with the Waukesha County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The municipal plan will be maintained in accordance with current standards of the Waukesha County EOP and in accordance with the municipal government. Review of this municipal plan shall be accomplished concurrently with the county plan.
Several types of hazards pose a threat to the lives, property or environment in Waukesha County. These hazards are outlined in the Waukesha County Hazard Analysis. A copy of this analysis is located in the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). Hazard analysis assists in the assessment process in determining the level of risk an emergency poses as well as the level and scope of response necessary.
Municipal officials have primary responsibility for disasters which take place in the municipality. They will activate the appropriate municipal agencies to deal with the disaster. The Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for coordinating the response of municipal officials and agencies and coordinating the response with county officials if county assistance is necessary. Activation of the MEOP will be the decision of the Police Chief or person in the line of succession if the Police Chief cannot be reached.
Whenever necessary during a declared emergency, the Mayor or designee may by proclamation promulgate orders, rules and regulations relating to the implementation of the MEOP.
Actions that the City should consider if this municipal plan is activated include, but are not limited to:
Assessing the nature and scope of the emergency or disaster.
Coordinating a response.
Activating the EOC, located at City Hall.
Forwarding the local state of emergency declaration to the Waukesha County Emergency Management Office.
Municipal emergency response officials and agencies respond according to the checklists outlined in the MEOP.
Mayor issues directives as to travel restrictions on local roads and recommends protective actions if necessary.
Mayor may call an emergency meeting of the Common Council when feasible to provide necessary resolutions for the operation of municipal government as well as implementation of the MEOP.
Notifying the public of the situation and appropriate actions to take.
Keeping county officials informed of the situation and actions taken.
If municipal resources become exhausted or if special resources are required, requesting county assistance through the Waukesha County Emergency Management Coordinator. If assistance is requested, the Waukesha County Emergency Management Coordinator will assess the situation, make recommendations, and utilize county resources as directed. Refer to the Emergency Operations Plan for specific instructions.
The City of Muskego's Municipal Emergency Management Team (MEMT) is comprised of a Core Team as well as elected officials, facilities, essential services, and support services. Please refer to the City of Muskego Emergency Operations Plan as to the organization of the MEMT.
The Core Team is comprised of the Emergency Management Coordinator and the Mayor, as well as key officials and department heads. The Emergency Management Coordinator is appointed by the Mayor and approved by the Common Council. The Public Information Officer and Communications Officer are appointed by the Mayor. The rest of the Core Team is comprised of the Police Chief, Public Works and Development Director or designee, and Fire Chief of the Tess Corners Volunteer Fire Department. The purpose of the Core Team is to assess the disaster, organize, and then implement a response to the disaster. Refer to the City of Muskego Emergency Operations Plan as to the organization of the Core Team.
Damage Assessment Team. The Damage Assessment Team collects data for the purpose of assessing damage inflicted upon persons and property within the City. The Damage Assessment Team consists of the Finance and Administration Director, City Assessor, and Public Works and Development Director or designee. Please refer to the City of Muskego Emergency Operations Plan as to the organization of the Damage Assessment Team.
Elected officials include members of the Common Council as well as the Waukesha County Supervisors that represent the City. Facilities include any public buildings which would be utilized as needed in response to the emergency. Essential services include all utilities and necessary services provided to the citizens of Muskego that are not directly provided to them by the City. Secondary staff, support and services are county and state agencies as well as private sector organizations that are utilized as needed when the plan is implemented. Please refer to the City of Muskego Emergency Operations Plan as to secondary services.
Attachments A-M of the City of Muskego Emergency Operations Plan list the emergency responsibilities of key officials in the City of Muskego. Please refer to the plan as to specific responsibilities.
Additional support from Waukesha County agencies will be obtained by the City of Muskego Emergency Management Team with advice from the Waukesha County Emergency Management Coordinator.
Mutual aid reciprocal agreements. Current mutual aid agreements will be fostered and maintained by the Muskego Police Department and the Tess Corners Volunteer Fire Department. Activation of those agreements will be at the discretion of the Police Chief or his designee as well as the Chief of the Tess Corners Volunteer Fire Department, or their designees.
Support from private agencies/volunteer groups. Support and resources from private agencies and volunteer groups will be utilized as needed by the Emergency Management Core Team.
Support from state and federal agencies. Information and assistance in securing state or federal support may be obtained by contacting the County Emergency Management Coordinator. Requests for National Guard assistance should be channeled through the County Emergency Management Coordinator to the Division of Emergency Management Regional Director to the Division of Emergency Management Administrator.
The City of Muskego EOP Development Team is comprised of members of the Core Team. The Emergency Management Coordinator is responsible for soliciting input from members of the Core Team in the development and maintenance of this plan.
This Team meets on an as-needed basis or as determined by the Mayor. The Team reviews incidents, changes and new information and makes revisions in this plan.
This Team also conducts after-action reviews of all exercises and major incidents.
No person shall willfully obstruct, hinder or delay any member of the Emergency Management Team or associated members or agencies 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 the authority contained in this chapter.