For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   DIRECTOR. The City Director of Emergency Management, as established and appointed herein.
   DISASTER. Occurrence or imminent threat of widespread damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or man-made cause, including, but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, wind, storm, oil spill, other water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, air contamination, draught, explosion or riot.
   EMERGENCY. A condition resulting from a disaster which cannot be handled by normal operating city personnel or facilities.
   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. The preparation for and execution of all emergency functions, other than functions for which military forces are primarily responsible, for protection against and to minimize and repair injury and/or damage resulting from disaster.
   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT VOLUNTEER. Any person who serves without compensation, including persons and private agencies or government units offering services to the city during emergency situation or mutual aid to other governmental entities who request assistance.
      (1)   Any city department or agency designated by the principal executive officer to participate in emergency activities, pursuant hereto; and
      (2)   Any department or agency of the state, county or other municipal corporation or a volunteer organization designated to participate in the city emergency management programs and activities pursuant to a cooperative or mutual aid agreement entered in pursuant to I.C. 10-4-1.
   PERSONNEL. City officers and employees and emergency management volunteers unless otherwise indicated.
   PRINCIPAL EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF THE CITY. As referred to in I.C. 10-4-1-23(a), for purposes of declaring a local disaster emergency and, as referred to hereinafter, the Mayor of the city, except that, if the Mayor is absent or incapacitated, the principal executive officer shall be the individual designated by the Mayor, in accordance with the provisions of I.C. 36-4-5-8.
(`90 Code, § 8.46.020) (Ord. 90-38, passed - -)