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As used in this chapter:
(a) “Civil emergency” means an event that would require a significant diversion of routine Municipal resource and service scheduling for the purpose of eliminating or reducing any danger to persons or their property.
(b) “Civil preparedness” means the ability to carry out the basic governmental functions of maintaining the public peace, health and safety during civil emergencies.
(c) “Civil preparedness forces” means the employees, equipment and facilities of all City departments, boards, institutions and commissions. In addition, the term “civil preparedness forces” shall include all volunteer personnel, equipment and facilities contributed by, or obtained from, volunteer persons or agencies.
(d) “Civil preparedness volunteer” means any person duly registered, identified and appointed by the Director of the Office of Civil Preparedness and assigned to participate in the civil defense activity.
(e) “Director of the Office of Civil Preparedness” and “Director” mean the Manager or his or her designated alternate duly appointed in accordance with Section 6.02 of the City Charter.
(f) “Disaster” means, but is not limited to, an extraordinary fire, flood, storm, epidemic or other impending or actual calamity endangering or threatening to endanger health, life or property or constituted government.
(g) “Regulations” means plans, programs, rules, restrictions, requirements and other emergency procedures deemed essential to civil preparedness.
(h) “Volunteer” means one who contributes a service, equipment or facilities to the civil preparedness organization without remuneration.
(Ord. 4-80. Passed 2-18-80.)