COORDINATOR: The staff assistant to the village president with the duty of carrying out the requirements of this chapter.
DISASTER: An occurrence or threat of occurrence 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 or acts of domestic terrorism. "Disaster" includes, but is not limited to, all occurrences and threats thereof which are contemplated by the concept of "emergency services and disaster operations".
DISASTER OPERATIONS: The functions created in accordance with the provisions of this chapter to be performed by federal, state, county and political subdivisions to alleviate the effects of disasters.
EMERGENCY SERVICES: The coordination 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 any natural or technological causes. These functions include, without limitation, firefighting services, police services, emergency aviation services, medical and health services, HAZMAT and technical rescue teams, 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.
HAZMAT TEAM: A career or volunteer mobile support team that has been authorized by the village to respond to hazardous materials emergencies and that is primarily designed for emergency response to chemical or biological terrorism, radiological emergencies, hazardous material spills, release, or fires, or other contamination events.
PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY: An occurrence or imminent threat of an illness or health condition that:
   A.   Is believed to be caused by any of the following:
      1.   Bioterrorism;
      2.   The appearance of a novel or previously controlled or eradicated infectious agent or biological toxin;
      3.   A natural disaster;
      4.   A chemical attack or accidental release; or
      5.   A nuclear attack or accident; and
   B.   Poses a high probability of any of the following harms:
      1.   A large number of deaths in the affected population;
      2.   A large number of serious or long term disabilities in the affected population; or
      3.   Widespread exposure to an infectious or toxic agent that poses a significant risk of substantial future harm to a large number of people in the affected population.
TECHNICAL RESCUE TEAM: A career or volunteer mobile support team that has been authorized by the village to respond to building collapse, high angle rescue, and other specialized rescue emergencies and that is primarily designated for emergency response to technical rescue events.
UNITED STATES: The several states, the District of Columbia, and possessions thereof.
VILLAGE: The village of Sherman, Illinois. (1984 Code § 2-2-1; amd. 2010 Code)