A.    Established: There is hereby created within the city government a local organization for emergency management which shall be under the supervision and control of a director. The director shall be appointed by the mayor for an indefinite term and may be removed by him at any time. He shall serve without salary but shall be paid his necessary expenses. The director shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration, and operation of the local organization for emergency management, subject to the direction and control of the mayor.
   B.    Organization: The local organization for emergency management shall be organized into such divisions and bureaus consistent with state and local emergency management plans as the director deems necessary to provide for the efficient performance of local emergency management functions during a declared emergency.
   C.    Powers And Duties Of Director:
      1.    The director, with the consent of the mayor, shall represent the city on any regional or state organization for emergency management. He shall make such studies and surveys of the manpower, resources, and facilities of the city as he deems necessary to determine their adequacy for emergency management and to plan for their most efficient use in time of a declared emergency. He shall prepare a general plan for the emergency management of the city, coordinating the emergency management activities of the city, and present such plan to the council for its approval. When the council has approved the plan by resolution, it shall be the duty of all municipal agencies and all emergency management forces of the city to perform the duties and functions assigned to them by the plan as approved.
      2.    The director shall institute such training programs and public information programs and take such other preparatory steps, including emergency management exercises, as he may deem necessary.
      3.    The director shall utilize to the maximum extent practicable the personnel, services, equipment, supplies, and facilities of the city and shall organize, recruit, and train air raid wardens, auxiliary police, auxiliary firefighters, and any other personnel that may be required on a volunteer basis to carry out the emergency management plans of the city and the state. The director may dismiss any emergency management volunteer at any time and require him to surrender any equipment and identification furnished by the city.
      4.    The director shall direct and coordinate the general operation of all local emergency management forces during a declared emergency in conformity with controlling regulations and instructions of the state emergency management authorities. He shall provide and equip at some suitable place in the city a control center to be used during a declared emergency as headquarters for direction and coordination of emergency management forces. He shall arrange for the installation at the control center of necessary facilities for communication with and between operating units of municipal services and other agencies concerned with emergency management and for communication with other communities and control centers within the surrounding area.
   D.    Emergency Management Workers:
      1.    Restrictions; Oath Required: No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity in the local organization for emergency management who advocates or has advocated a change by force or violence in the constitutional form of government of the United States or in this state or the overthrow of any government in the United States by force or violence, or who has been convicted of or is under indictment on information charging any subversive act against the United States. Each person who is appointed to serve in the local organization for emergency management shall, before entering upon his duties, take an oath in writing as prescribed by the Minnesota emergency management act of 1996, section 12.43.
      2.    Call To Service: Emergency management volunteers shall be called into service only in case of a declared emergency for which the regular municipal forces are inadequate or for necessary training and preparation for such emergencies. All volunteers shall serve without compensation.
      3.    Identification: Each emergency management volunteer shall be provided with such suitable insignia or other identification as may be required by the director in a form and style approved by the federal government. No volunteer shall exercise any authority over the persons or property of others without his identification. No person except an authorized volunteer shall use the identification of a volunteer or otherwise represent himself to be an authorized volunteer.
      4.    Firearms: No emergency management volunteer shall carry any firearm while on duty except on written order of the mayor.
   E.    Participation In Politics Or Labor Disputes: The local organization for emergency management shall not participate, directly or indirectly, in any form of political activity, nor shall it be employed in any legitimate labor dispute. (Ord. 1234, 4-11-2011)