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Except where the context otherwise requires, the following definitions shall govern the construction of this chapter:
DISASTER: Actual or threatened enemy attack, sabotage, extraordinary fire, flood, storm, epidemic, riot, earthquake or other public calamity. It shall not include, nor does any provision of this chapter apply to, any condition relating to a labor controversy.
EMERGENCY SERVICES: The preparation for carrying out disaster functions, other than functions for which military forces are primarily responsible, and to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage resulting from disasters. It shall not include, nor does any provision of this chapter apply to, any condition relating to a labor controversy.
EMERGENCY SERVICES OFFICE: The physical facilities constituting the Tulare operational area's primary emergency operating center, and the necessary staff and personnel to operate such facilities on a day to day or disaster emergency basis.
TULARE OPERATIONAL AREA: The unincorporated area of the county, and the cities of Dinuba, Exeter, Farmersville, Lindsay, Porterville, Tulare, Visalia and Woodlake. (Ord. 987 § A, 10-6-1970)