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For purposes of this chapter, the terms defined in this section have the meanings given them:
DECLARED EMERGENCY: A national security or peacetime emergency declared by the governor under Minnesota statutes section 12.31.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT: The preparation for and the carrying out of emergency functions, other than functions for which military forces are primarily responsible, to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disasters, from acute shortages of energy, or from incidents occurring at nuclear power plants that pose radiological or other health hazards. These functions include, without limitation, firefighting services, police services, medical and health services, rescue, engineering, warning services, communications, radiological, chemical and other special weapons defense, evacuation of persons from stricken areas, emergency human services, emergency transportation, existing or properly assigned functions of plant protection, temporary restoration of public utility services, implementation of energy supply emergency conservation and allocation measures, and other functions related to civilian protection, together with all other activities necessary or incidental to preparing for and carrying out these functions.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT FORCES: Any volunteer or paid member of the local organization for emergency management engaged in carrying out emergency management functions in accordance with the provisions of this chapter or any rule or order hereunder. (Ord. 1234, 4-11-2011)