For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ATTACK. A direct or indirect assault, including, but not limited to, bombing, chemical, biological or radiological warfare, sabotage, violence and civil disorder by unfriendly foreign or domestic elements.
   CIVIL DEFENSE. A broad term meaning to carry out basic governmental functions of providing for the common defense, protecting the public peace, health and safety and preserving the lives and property of the people. It shall not, however, include any activity that is the primary responsibility of the military forces of the United States. It does include, without limitation, firefighting services, police services, medical and health service, rescue, engineering, warning services, communications, chemical, biological, radiological and other special weapons defense, evacuation of persons from stricken areas, emergency welfare services, emergency transportation, plant protection, temporary restoration of public utility services and other like services.
   CIVIL DEFENSE FORCES. The employees, equipment and facilities of all city departments, boards and commissions; and all volunteer personnel, equipment and facilities contributed by or obtained from volunteer persons or agencies.
   CIVIL DEFENSE VOLUNTEER. Any person duly registered, identified and appointed by the Director of Emergency Preparedness and assigned to participate in civil defense activity.
   DIRECTOR. The City Director of Emergency Preparedness, as established under this chapter.
   DISASTER. The occurrence of imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or human-made cause, including, but not limited to, fire, flood, earthquake, wind, storm, wave action, oil spill, other water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, air contamination, drought, explosion, riot or “attack”, as defined by this section.
   REGULATIONS. Plans, programs and other emergency procedures deemed essential to civil defense.
   VOLUNTEER. One who contributes a service, equipment or facilities to the civil defense organization without remuneration.
(Prior Code, § 35.03) (Ord. G-86-2, passed 2-11-1986)