[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Meeting of the Town of Madison 6-11-2007. Amendments noted where applicable.]
This chapter shall be known and may be cited and referred to as the "Emergency Management Ordinance of the Town of Madison," authorized under 37-B M.R.S.A. § 782.
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT DIRECTOR (EMD)
- The appointed Town official responsible for performing the four phases of Emergency Management (preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation) and for liaison with the Somerset County Emergency Management Agency.
The Madison Office of Emergency Management (OEM) and the position of Emergency Management Director (EMD) for the Town of Madison is hereby created. The Selectmen many appoint additional OEM staff members, as needed.
The Selectmen shall appoint the EMD. This appointment shall be annual and made by June 1 of each year. The Selectmen may remove the EMD for cause.
Once the EMD has been appointed, the EMD shall take an oath of office before assuming any duties, pursuant to 30-A M.R.S.A. § 2526.
The EMD shall:
Prepare and update a hazard risk and vulnerability assessment.
Prepare and maintain the municipal Emergency Operations Plan.
Organize, activate and operate the municipal Emergency Operations Center (EOC).
Prepare and maintain a list of disaster resources.
Develop procedures for the operation of the municipal EOC.
Coordinate and maintain written disaster mutual aid agreements with the approval of the Selectmen.
Provide emergency management training to Town officials, planners, and responders.
Develop and implement a disaster exercise program.
Attend County Local Emergency Managers Group meetings.
Provide disaster preparedness information to Town residents.
Complete and report damage assessments to Somerset County EMA.
Complete and submit applications for FEMA disaster funds and grants.
When directed by any one of the Selectmen or by the EMD, the EOC will be established and manned. At the discretion of the Selectmen, Town Manager or EMD, the following Town officials may be included on the EOC staff:
The Town of Madison hereby establishes the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the municipal standard for incident management. This system provides a consistent approach for federal, state, and municipal governments to work together more effectively and efficiently to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity. NIMS will utilize standardized terminology, standardized organizational structures, interoperable communications, consolidated action plans, unified command structures, uniform personnel qualification standards, uniform standards for planning, training, and exercising, comprehensive resource management, and designated incident facilities during emergencies or disasters. The NIMS Incident Command System (ICS) will be utilized by all municipal emergency and disaster responders for incident management.
The EMD may be compensated for duties rendered by an annual stipend as appropriated at Town Meeting.
The EMD may take necessary training as provided by the Somerset County Emergency Management Agency (STEMA), Maine Emergency Management Agency (MEMA), and FEMA.