For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply.
   ASSISTANT MANAGER. The person assigned as the Emergency Management Assistant Manager. The ASSISTANT MANAGER will complete within the prescribed time all training required of an Assistant Coordinator by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
   DISASTER. An occurrence or threat of widespread or severe 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, hazardous materials spill or other water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, epidemic, air contamination, blight, extended periods of severe and inclement weather, drought, infestation, explosion, critical shortages of essential fuels and energy, riot, or hostile military or paramilitary action. DISASTER includes, but is not limited to, all occurrences and threats thereof which are contemplated by the concept of “emergency management operations”.
   DISASTER OPERATIONS. Functions created in accordance with the provisions of this chapter to be performed by the county in cooperation with other political subdivisions to alleviate the effects of disaster.
   EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT. The efforts of this county to develop, plan, analyze, conduct, implement, and maintain programs for disaster mitigation.
   EMERGENCY OPERATIONS PLAN. The written plan of the county describing the organization, mission, and functions of the government and supporting services for responding to and recovery from disasters.
   EMERGENCY SERVICES. The preparation for and the carrying out of functions, other than functions for which military forces are primarily responsible, as may be necessary or proper to prevent, minimize, repair, and alleviate injury and damage resulting from disasters caused by fire, flood, earthquake, or other man-made or natural causes. These functions include without limitation firefighting services, police services, emergency aviation services, medical and health services, rescue, engineering, warning services, communications, radiological, chemical, and other special weapons defense, evacuation of persons from stricken areas, emergency assigned functions of plant protection, temporary restoration of public utility services, and other functions related to civilian protection, together with all other activities necessary or incidental to protecting life and property.
   MANAGER. The person assigned as Emergency Management Manager with the duty of carrying out the requirements of this chapter. The MANAGER will complete within the prescribed time all training required of a Coordinator by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.
   POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. Any county, city, village, or incorporated town or township, or other taxing body.
(1977 Code, § 3:5-1) (Res./Ord. passed 4-10-2007; Ord. 17-1256, passed 11-14-2017)