Town of Simsbury, CT
Hartford County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Selectmen of the Town of Simsbury 10-10-2008. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 18.
Alarm systems — See Ch. 61.
This chapter is adopted pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Sections 28-1 and 28-8a, as amended.
The First Selectman, or in his or her absence or incapacity the Deputy First Selectman, or in his or her absence the Board of Selectmen, acting pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Section 28-8a, is authorized to declare a local disaster or emergency when there exists within the Town of Simsbury conditions constituting a major disaster or emergency, as those terms are defined by Connecticut General Statutes Section 28-1.
Upon the issuance of such declaration, the First Selectman, or in his or her absence or incapacity the Deputy First Selectman, or in his or her absence the Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the Emergency Management Director, shall exercise all the powers and authority granted to the municipality and/or its chief executive officer under Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 517, as amended.
Pursuant to Connecticut General Statutes Chapter 517, Governor Rell's Executive Order No. 10 (September 19, 2005), and the Homeland Security Act of 2002, P.L. 107-296, the Town of Simsbury adopts the National Incident Management System ("NIMS") as promulgated and revised by the United States Department of Homeland Security as the standard for incident management within the Town of Simsbury.
Upon the declaration of disaster or emergency, the First Selectman, or in his or her absence or incapacity the Deputy First Selectman, or in his or her absence the Board of Selectmen, in conjunction with the Emergency Management Director, is authorized to activate the Emergency Operations Center, open one or more emergency shelters, designate evacuation routes and take such action as is necessary to protect public health and safety.