[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Orfordville 11-14-2005. Amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
- The planning, preparation and carrying out of all emergency functions, other than functions for which military forces are primarily responsible, to minimize and react to injury and/or damage which may result from a disaster caused or created by fire, flood or other natural or man-made causes, as well as sabotage, attack or other hostile action.
Appointment. The Emergency Management Director shall be periodically appointed by the Village President, subject to confirmation by the Village Board. The Director may be a Village employee.
Duties and authority of Director.
The Director shall be the head of the Emergency Management Organization and shall have the responsibility for the organization, administration, operation and coordination of emergency management within the Village, subject to the direction and control of the Village President and the Village Board. The Director shall coordinate the activities for emergency management within the Village and shall be responsible for maintaining liaison and cooperation with emergency management agencies and organizations of other political jurisdictions and/or subdivisions.
The Director shall be responsible for overseeing the preparation of a comprehensive general plan for emergency management of the Village and shall present such plan to the Village Board for its review and approval. The plan shall outline the procedures to be followed in the event of an emergency or disaster, including designation of an emergency operation center and emergency succession to office. The Village department heads shall be made aware of the procedures which affect their respective departments.
The Village Board, in consultation with the Director, may also enter into mutual-aid agreements with other political subdivisions. If appropriate, copies of such agreements may be filed with the State Division of Emergency Management.