[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Easton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 3-25-1980 as Title IE of the 1980 Code of Ordinances; amended in its entirety 9-15-2014]
There shall continue to be a Department of Emergency Management pursuant to § 28-7 of the General Statutes.
Said Department shall be under the supervision of a Director or Coordinator of all disaster emergency functions appointed by the First Selectman. The Director/Coordinator of the Department of Emergency Management will serve at the will of the First Selectman and may be removed by the First Selectman at any time. The Director/Coordinator of the Department of Emergency Management shall report directly to the First Selectman and will advise the First Selectman on matters pertaining to civil preparedness and disaster emergency operations.
The Director/Coordinator of the Department of Emergency Management will:
Coordinate the activities of all Town agencies in disaster emergency situations, but in no case will he assume command of any agency or department other than the Department of Emergency Management unless directly ordered to do so by the First Selectman;
Coordinate the activities of all Department of Emergency Management forces, both full-time and volunteer, and will be responsible for the recruitment and training of needed civil preparedness personnel;
Assist the First Selectman in the preparation and updating of Town emergency operations plans and standard operating procedures;
Maintain contact with the Connecticut Civil Preparedness Area office designated for the Town of Easton and will cooperate with the State Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection in preparation of required reports, procedures and other necessary paperwork to ensure that the Town receives all possible funding, equipment and other benefits available to the Town through state and national civil preparedness; and
Perform such other civil preparedness related functions as may, from time to time, be assigned to him by the First Selectman of the Town of Easton or may be required by the General Statutes or by the Commissioner of Emergency Services and Public Protection.
The Director/Coordinator of the Department of Emergency Management shall receive such compensation for performance of his duties as may be determined by the Board of Selectmen.