[HISTORY: Adopted by the Village Board of the Village of Allouez as § 2.011 of the Village Code. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In order to prepare the Village to cope with emergencies resulting from enemy action and natural or man-made disasters, it is declared to be necessary to establish an organization for emergency management, as set out in § 323.01, Wis. Stats., conferring upon the persons specified in this chapter the powers and duties provided by this chapter.
The following words, terms and phrases, when used in this chapter, shall have the meanings ascribed to them in this section, except where the context clearly indicates a different meaning:
- CIVIL DEFENSE
- All measures undertaken by or on behalf of the Village to prepare for and minimize the effect of enemy action upon the civilian population.
- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
- Includes civil defense and means all measures undertaken by or on behalf of the Village to prepare for and minimize the effects of enemy action and natural or man-made disasters upon the civilian population and to effectuate emergency repairs or the emergency restoration of vital public utilities and facilities destroyed or damaged by such action or disaster.
- ENEMY ACTION
- Hostile action by a foreign power which threatens the security of the Village.
The Village Board shall adopt an effective program of emergency management consistent with the state and county plans of emergency management. The Village Board may appropriate funds and levy taxes for this program.
The Public Works Committee shall be designated as an Emergency Management Committee. The Committee shall oversee the establishment and development of emergency management plans and programs and make recommendations to the Board in matters pertaining to appropriate associated rules and policies.
During the continuance of a state of emergency proclaimed by the Governor, the Village Board may employ the Organization for Emergency Management and the facilities and other resources of that organization to cope with the problems of the emergency.
There shall be an Organization for Emergency Management which will coordinate resources and efforts during Village-declared emergencies. Lead members of the organization include the Village President, the Village Board, the Village Administrator, the Fire Chief, the Director of Public Works, the Director of Parks, Recreation and Forestry, the Brown County Sheriff's Department, and the Emergency Management Coordinator.
All officers and employees, together with those volunteer forces enrolled to aid them during a disaster, and all groups, organizations and persons who may by agreement or operation of law be charged with duties incident to the protection of life and property during disasters shall constitute the Emergency Management Organization.
In preparing and executing the Emergency Operations Plan, the services, equipment, supplies and facilities of the existing departments and agencies of the county and Village shall be utilized to the maximum extent practicable, and the officers and personnel of such departments and agencies are directed to cooperate with and extend such services and facilities as are required by them.
Department heads will fulfill emergency and nonemergency duties as assigned under the Village of Allouez Emergency Operations Plan. Nothing in this section shall be construed to limit the Emergency Management Coordinator from immediately commencing organizational and planning programs as required by the Village's Emergency Operations Plan adopted by the Village Board. The emergency plan of Brown County shall be utilized as needed where no specific local planning element is in place.
There shall be an Emergency Management Coordinator designated for the Village. He/she shall have the duties and responsibilities of the Village head of emergency management services.
The Emergency Management Coordinator shall:
Coordinate the Village Emergency Management Organization.
Develop, promulgate and integrate into the county plan emergency management plans for the operating services of the Village.
Coordinate participation of the Village in such emergency management training programs and exercises as may be required on the county or state level.
Coordinate the Village emergency management training programs and exercises.
Perform such other duties relating to emergency management as may be required by the Organization for Emergency Management.
The duties of the Emergency Management Coordinator shall parallel those of the county head of emergency management services, and he/she shall coordinate with the appropriate county head of emergency management services for the proper operation of the program within the appropriate county jurisdiction.
In order to ensure that in the event of an emergency all responding agencies have the ability to operate in a coordinated manner, utilizing recognized management processes, incident management objectives, common terminology, common communication procedures and equipment designations, the Village of Allouez formally recognizes and adopts the use of the Incident Command System (ICS) and the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
All moneys received as revenues derived from federally subsidized programs shall revert to the Village as appropriate.
Upon the declaration of a state of emergency within the Village, the head of emergency services shall be granted the authority to bypass normal Village purchasing policies for a period of 72 hours. All expenditures shall be recorded and reported to the Village Board at its next meeting.
It shall be unlawful for any person willfully to obstruct, hinder or delay any member of the emergency management organization in the enforcement of an order, rule, regulation or plan issued pursuant to the authority contained in this chapter.
It shall be unlawful for any person to represent himself/herself as a member of an emergency management organization unless such person is a bona fide member of the appropriate organization.