A.   Because of the possible occurrence of emergencies or disasters of unprecedented size and destructiveness resulting from the explosion of nuclear devices or other means from without, or by means of sabotage or other disloyal actions from within, or from fire, flood, earthquake, telecommunications failure or other natural, manmade or technological causes, and in order to ensure that the county will be prepared for and can adequately deal with any such disaster, preserve the lives and property of the people of the county and protect the public peace, health and safety in the event of such an emergency or disaster, it is found and declared to be necessary:
      1.   To create a county emergency services and disaster agency, which shall act as the emergency management agency for the county.
      2.   To provide for the rendering of mutual aid to other political subdivisions and taxing districts with respect to the carrying out of emergency management and disaster operations.
   B.   It is further declared to be the purpose of this chapter and the policy of the county that all emergency management programs of the county be coordinated to the maximum extent with the comparable functions of the federal, state and local governments, including their various departments and agencies, of municipalities and localities and private agencies of every type, to the end that the most effective preparation and use may be made of the manpower, resources and facilities for dealing with any disaster that may occur. (Ord., 1-10-1995)