2.36.040 – St. Charles Emergency Management Agency

  1. There is hereby created an emergency management agency and a coordinator of the emergency management agency, herein called the “coordinator”, who shall be the head thereof.
  2. The coordinator, subject to the direction and control of the Fire Chief, shall be the executive head of the St. Charles Emergency Management Agency, and shall be responsible under the direction of the Fire Chief for carrying out the program for emergency services and disaster operations of this city.  He shall coordinate the activities of all organizations for emergency services and disaster operations within this city and shall maintain liaison, and cooperate with, the civil defense and emergency management agencies and organizations of Kane County, other counties and municipalities, and of the federal and state government.

    In the event of the absence, resignation, death, or inability to serve of the Coordinator or any person designated by the Fire Chief, shall be and act as Coordinator until a new appointment is made as provided in this Chapter.

  3. The St. Charles Emergency Management Agency shall take an integral part in the development and revision of the local emergency operations plan.
  4. In the development of the emergency operations plan, the St. Charles Emergency Management Agency shall interrelate with business, labor, industry, agriculture, civic and volunteer organizations, and community leaders.
  5. The St. Charles Emergency Management Agency is authorized to:
    1. Determine the requirements of the city of St. Charles for food, clothing, and other necessities in the event of an emergency;
    2. Develop an Emergency Operations Plan that meets the standards promulgated by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency;
    3. Bi-annually review and revise the local Emergency Operations Plan;
    4. Establish a register of persons with types of training and skills in emergency prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery;
    5. Establish a register of government and private response resources available for use in a disaster;
    6. Prepare, for issuance by the Mayor, Chapters, proclamations, and regulations as necessary or appropriate in coping with disasters;
    7. Cooperate with the federal, state, and county government and any public or private agency or entity in achieving any purpose of this Chapter and in implementing programs for disaster prevention, preparation, response, and recovery.
    8. Initiate and coordinate planning for the establishment of an emergency operating center;
    9. Do all other things necessary, incidental, or appropriate for the implementation of this Chapter.
(2014-M-17: § 2; 2008-M-2: § 1; 2004-M-61: § 4; 1994-M-26: § 1)