For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   COORDINATOR. The staff assistant to the President of the village with the duty of carrying out the requirements of this chapter.
   CURFEW. A prohibition against any person walking, running, loitering, standing or motoring upon any alley, street, highway, public property or vacant premises within the corporate limits of the city except officials of any governmental unit and persons officially designated to duty with reference to said civil emergency.
   DISASTER. An occurrence or threat of widespread or severe damage, injury or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or technological 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, critical shortages of essential fuels and energy, explosion, riot, hostile military or paramilitary action, public health emergencies, acts of domestic terrorism, other acts defined as a "disaster" pursuant to Section 4 of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency Act (20 ILCS 3305/4), or other acts giving rise to a state of emergency as contemplated by Section 11-1-6 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/11-1-6).
   DISASTER OPERATIONS. The functions created in accordance with the provisions of this chapter to be performed by the village and other political subdivisions to alleviate the effects of disasters.
   EMERGENCY SERVICES. The coordination of functions by the state and its political subdivision, 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 any natural or technological 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 or threatened 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 or property.
   LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY. A written declaration or proclamtion of the Village President, under oath, setting forth the facts which constitute a disaster, describing the nature of the disaster and declaring that a Local State of Emergency exists in accordance with the definitions set forth in this section.
   POLITICAL SUBDIVISION. Any county, city, village or incorporated town.
   UNITED STATES. The several states, the District of Columbia and the possessions thereof.
(Prior Code, § 35.001) (Ord. 2010-037, passed 12-6-2010; Ord. 20-003, passed 3-26-2020)