Code of Ordinances

of Union County, Illinois.

Ordinance Chapter: Article I - Emergency Management Agency (EMA)

The EMA estab­lished by this Code shall not be employed direct­ly or indi­rect­ly by any per­son for polit­i­cal purposes.

(Ord. No. 06–12; 08‑25‑06)

(A) Any per­son own­ing or con­trol­ling real estate or oth­er premis­es who vol­un­tar­i­ly and with­out com­pen­sa­tion grants a license or priv­i­lege, or oth­er­wise per­mits the des­ig­na­tion or use of the whole or any part or parts of such real estate or premis­es for the pur­pose of shel­ter­ing per­sons dur­ing an actu­al or impen­ding dis­as­ter, or a dis­as­ter train­ing exer­cise togeth­er with his suc­ces­sors in inter­est, if any, shall not be civil­ly liable for neg­li­gent­ly caus­ing the death of, or injury to, any per­son on or about such real estate or premis­es under such license, priv­i­lege or oth­er per­mis­sion, or for neg­li­gent­ly caus­ing loss of, or dam­age to, the prop­er­ty of such person.

(B) Any pri­vate per­son, firm or cor­po­ra­tion and employ­ees and agents of such per­son, firm or cor­po­ra­tion in the perfor­mance of a con­tract with, and under the direc­tion of the Coun­ty under the pro­vi­sions of the Act shall not be civil­ly liable for caus­ing the death of, or injury to, any per­son or dam­age to any prop­er­ty except in the event of will­ful misconduct.

(C) Any pri­vate per­son, firm or cor­po­ra­tion, and any employ­ee or agent of such per­son, firm or cor­po­ra­tion, who ren­ders assis­tance or advice at the request of the Coun­ty under the Act dur­ing an actu­al or impend­ing dis­as­ter, shall not be civil­ly liable for caus­ing the death of, or injury to, any per­son or dam­age to any prop­er­ty except in the event of will­ful mis­con­duct. 

Every per­son appoint­ed to serve in any capa­city in the­Coun­tyE­MA orga­ni­za­tion shall, before enter­ing upon his duties, sub­scribe to the fol­low­ing oath, which shall be filed with the EMA Coordinator:

I,_________, do solemn­ly swear (or affirm) that I will sup­port and defend and bear true faith and alle­giance to the Con­sti­tu­tion of the Unit­ed States and the Con­sti­tu­tion of the State of Illi­nois, and the ter­ri­to­ry, insti­tu­tions and facil­i­ties there­of, both pub­lic and pri­vate, against all ene­mies, for­eign and domes­tic; that I take this oblig­a­tion freely, with­out any men­tal reser­va­tion or pur­pose of eva­sion; and that I will well and faith­ful­ly dis­charge the duties upon which I am about to enter. And I do fur­ther swear (or affirm) that I do not advo­cate, nor am I, nor have I been a mem­ber of any polit­i­cal par­ty or orga­ni­za­tion that advo­cates the over­throw of the gov­ern­ment of the Unit­ed States or of this State by force or vio­lence; and that dur­ing such time I am affil­i­at­ed with the (name of polit­i­cal subdivi­sion), I will not advo­cate nor become a mem­ber of any polit­i­cal par­ty or orga­ni­za­tion that advo­cates the over­ throw of the gov­ern­ment of the Unit­ed States or of this State by force or vio­lence.” 

The EMA act­ing through its Prin­ci­pal Exec­u­tive offi­cer may uti­lize the ser­vices, equip­ment, sup­plies and facil­i­ties of exist­ing depart­ments, offices and agen­cies with­in its jurisdic­tion, to max­i­mum extent prac­ti­ca­ble, and the offi­cers and per­son­nel of all such depart­ments, offices and agen­cies are direc­ted, upon request, to coop­er­ate with and extend such ser­vices and facil­i­ties as need­ed.  

(A) The­Coun­ty­Board shall have the author­i­ty to promul­gate orders, rules and reg­u­la­tions upon the advise of the EMA Coor­di­na­tor for the pur­pose of emer­gency man­age­ment and in times of disaster.

(B) The EMA shall exe­cute and enforce such orders, rules and reg­u­la­tions as may be made by the Gov­er­nor under the author­i­ty of the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency Act (P.A. 87‑168).       The EMA shall have avail­able for inspec­tion at its office all orders, rules and reg­u­la­tions made by the Gov­er­nor, or under the Governor’s author­i­ty and which have been pro­vid­ed by the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency. 

(A) When­ev­er the fed­er­al gov­ern­ment or any agency or offi­cer there­of or when­ev­er any per­son,         firm or cor­po­ra­tion shall offer to the Coun­ty, ser­vices, equip­ment, sup­plies, mate­ri­als, or funds by way of gift or grant, for pur­pos­es of 
emer­gency manage­ments, the Coun­ty, act­ing through the Prin­ci­pal Exec­u­tive Offi­cer, may accept such offer and upon such accep­tance, may autho­rize an offi­cer of the Coun­ty to receive such ser­vices, equip­ment, sup­plies, mate­ri­als or funds on behalf of the County.

(B) The Coun­ty, act­ing through the Prin­ci­pal Exec­u­tive Offi­cer, shall have the author­i­ty to estab­lish a spe­cial fund if need­ed to accept such gifts, grants or loans.  The estab­lish­ment of such a spe­cial fund shall be in accor­dance with all Coun­ty ordi­nances relat­ing to this sub­ject mat­ter and the laws of the State ofIll­i­nois.  All ser­vices, gifts, grants or loans accept­ed pur­suant to the Sec­tion shall be sub­ject to Coun­ty audit­ing proce­dures. 

(A) Nei­ther the State, any polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion of the State, nor, except in cas­es of neg­li­gence or will­ful mis­con­duct, the Gov­er­nor, the Direc­tor, the Prin­ci­pal Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of a polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion, or the agents, employ­ees, or representa­tives of any of them, engaged in any emer­gency man­age­ment response or recov­ery activ­i­ties of any of them, while com­ply­ing with or attempt­ing to com­ply with the Act or any rule or reg­u­la­tions pro­mul­gat­ed pur­suant to the Act is liable for the death of or any injury to per­sons, or dam­age to prop­er­ty, as a result of such activ­i­ty.  This Sec­tion does not, how­ev­er, apply to polit­i­cal subdivi­sions and prin­ci­pal exec­u­tive offi­cers required to main­tain emer­gency man­age­ment agen­cies that are not in com­pli­ance with Sec­tion 10 of the Act, notwith­stand­ing pro­vi­sions of any oth­er laws. This Sec­tion does not, how­ev­er, affect the right of any per­son to receive ben­e­fits to which he would oth­er­wise be enti­tled under this Act under the Work­ers’ Com­pen­sa­tion Act or the Work­ers’ Occu­pa­tion­al Dis­eased Act, or under any pen­sion law, and this Sec­tion does not affect the right of any such per­son to receive any ben­e­fits or com­pen­sa­tion under any Act of Con­gress. 

(A)  The EMA Coor­di­na­tor may, in col­lab­o­ra­tion with oth­er pub­lic agen­cies with­in his imme­di­ate vicin­i­ty, devel­op or cause to be devel­oped mutu­al aid arrange­ments with oth­er polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sions with­in this State for rec­i­p­ro­cal dis­as­ter response and recov­ery assis­tance in case a dis­as­ter is too great to be dealt with unas­sist­ed. Such mutu­al aid shall not, how­ev­er, be effec­tive unless and until approved by each of such polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sions.  Such arrange­ments shall be con­sis­tent with the State Emer­gency Oper­a­tions Plan and State emer­gency man­age­ment pro­gram, and in the event of such a dis­as­ter as described in Sec­tion 4 of the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency Act, it shall be the duty of the EMA to ren­der assis­tance in accor­dance with the pro­vi­sions of such mutu­al aid arrangements.

(B) The EMA Coor­di­na­tor may, sub­ject to the approval of the Direc­tor of the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency, assist in the nego­ti­a­tion of mutu­al aid agree­ments between this and oth­er states. 

(A) The EMA shall be allowed to test dis­as­ter warn­ing devices includ­ing out­door warn­ing sirens on the first (1st) Tues­day of each month at 10 o’clock in the morning.

(B) The EMA may also test dis­as­ter warn­ing devices in­cluding out­door warn­ing sirens dur­ing dis­as­ter train­ing exer­cis­es that are specif­i­cal­ly and express­ly approved in advance by the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency. 

(A) A local dis­as­ter may be declared only by the Princi­pal Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of the Coun­ty, or his inter­im emer­gency suc­ces­sor, as pro­vid­ed in Sec­tion 7 of the Emer­gency Inter­im Exec­u­tive Suc­ces­sion Act (5 ILCS 275/1 et seq.).  It shall not be con­tin­ued or renewed for a peri­od in excess of sev­en (7) days except by or with the con­sent of the gov­ern­ing board of the Coun­ty.  Any order or procla­ma­tion declar­ing, con­tin­u­ing, or ter­mi­nat­ing a local dis­as­ter shall be giv­en prompt and gen­er­al pub­licity and shall be filed prompt­ly with the Coun­ty Clerk.

(B) The effect of a dec­la­ra­tion of a local dis­as­ter is to acti­vate the emer­gency oper­a­tions plan of the Coun­ty and to autho­rize the fur­nish­ing of aid and assis­tance there­un­der. 

(A) EMA mem­bers who are paid employ­ees or offi­cers of the Coun­ty, if called for train­ing by the State Direc­tor, shall receive for the time spent in such train­ing the same rate of pay as is attached to the posi­tion held; mem­ber who are not such Coun­ty employ­ees or offi­cers shall receive for such train­ing such com­pen­sa­tion as may be estab­lished by the Coun­ty Board.

(B) The State Trea­sur­er may receive and allo­cate to the appro­pri­ate fund,  any reim­burse­ment by the State to the Coun­ty for expens­es inci­dent to train­ing mem­bers of the EMA pre­scribed by the State Direc­tor, com­pen­sa­tion for ser­vices and expens­es of mem­bers of a Mobile Sup­port Team while serv­ing out­side the Coun­ty in a response to a call by the Gov­er­nor or State Direc­tor, as pro­vid­ed by law, and any oth­er reim­burse­ment made by the State inci­dent to EMA activ­i­ties as pro­vid­ed by law. 

(A) The EMA shall have a Coor­di­na­tor who shall be appoint­ed by the Prin­ci­pal Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of the Coun­ty in the same man­ner as are the heads of reg­u­lar gov­ern­men­tal departments.

(B) The EMA Coor­di­na­tor shall have direct responsibil­ity for the orga­ni­za­tion, admin­is­tra­tion, train­ing and oper­a­tion of the EMA, sub­ject to the direc­tion and con­trol of that Princi­pal Exec­u­tive Officer.

(C) The EMA shall have an office and the Coun­ty is autho­rized to des­ig­nate space in a Coun­ty build­ing, or else­where, as may be pro­vid­ed for the EMA. 

(A) Each coun­ty shall main­tain an EMA which has juris­dic­tion over and serves the entire coun­ty, except as oth­er­wise pro­vid­ed in this Act.

(B) The Coun­ty EMA shall not have juris­dic­tion with­in a polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion that has its own emer­gency man­age­ment agency, but shall coop­er­ate with the emer­gency man­age­ment of a city, vil­lage or incor­po­rat­ed town with­in their borders.

(C) The Coun­ty EMA shall work with the liai­son appoin­ted by each munic­i­pal­i­ty with­in its juris­dic­tion which is not required to and does not have an emer­gency man­age­ment agency in order to facil­i­tate the coop­er­a­tion and pro­tec­tion of that munic­i­pal­i­ty with the Coun­ty EMA in which it is locat­ed in the work of dis­as­ter mit­i­ga­tion, pre­pared­ness, response and recovery.

(D) The Prin­ci­pal Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of the Coun­ty shall noti­fy the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency of the man­ner in which the polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion is pro­vid­ing or secur­ing emer­gency man­age­ment, iden­ti­fy the exec­u­tive head of the EMA and fur­nish addi­tion­al infor­ma­tion relat­ing there­to as the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency requires.

(E) The EMA shall pre­pare and keep cur­rent as emer­gency oper­a­tions plan for its geo­graph­ic bound­aries.  It shall be sub­mitted to the IEMA for review and approval, in accor­dance with P.A. 87‑168.

(F) The EMA shall pre­pare and dis­trib­ute to all appro­priate offi­cials in writ­ten form a clear and com­plete state­ment of the emer­gency respon­si­bil­i­ties of all local depart­ments and offi­cials and of the dis­as­ter chain of command.

(G) The EMA shall coor­di­nate emer­gency man­age­ment func­tions with­in the ter­ri­to­r­i­al lim­its of the sub­di­vi­sion with­in which it is orga­nized as are pre­scribed in and by the State Emer­gency Oper­a­tions Plan, and pro­grams, orders, rules and reg­u­la­tions as may be pro­mul­gat­ed by the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency and in addi­tion, shall con­duct such func­tions out­side of those ter­ri­to­r­i­al lim­its as may be required pur­suant to such mutu­al aid agree­ments and com­pacts as are entered into under sub­para­graph (5) of para­graph (C) of Sec­tion 6 of the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency Act. (P.A. 87‑168, eff. Jan­u­ary 1, 1992).

(H)  The Coun­ty upon advise from the EMA may enter into con­tracts and incur oblig­a­tions nec­es­sary to place it in a posi­tion effec­tive­ly to com­bat such dis­as­ters in order to pro­tect the health and safe­ty of per­sons and to pro­tect prop­er­ty, and to pro­vide emer­gency assis­tance to vic­tims of those dis­as­ters.  If such a dis­as­ter occurs, the Coun­ty may exer­cise the pow­ers vest­ed under this Sec­tion in the light of the exi­gen­cies of the dis­as­ter and, except­ing manda­to­ry con­sti­tu­tion­al require­ments, with­out regard to the pro­ce­dures and for­mal­i­ties nor­mal­ly pre­scribed by con­tracts, the incur­ring of oblig­a­tions, the employ­ment of tempor­ary work­ers, the rental of equip­ment, the pur­chase of sup­plies and mate­ri­als, and the appro­pri­a­tion, expen­di­ture and dis­po­si­tion of pub­lic funds and property.

(I)  The EMA per­son­nel who, while engaged in a dis­as­ter or dis­as­ter  train­ing exer­cise, suf­fer dis­ease, injury or death, shall, for the pur­pose of ben­e­fits under the Work­ers’ Compensa­tion Act or Work­ers’ Occu­pa­tion­al Dis­eased Act only, be deemed to be employ­ees of the State, if:

  1. the claimant is duly qual­i­fied and enrolled (sworn in) as a vol­un­teer for the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency or an emer­gency man­age­ment agency accred­it­ed by the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency, and;
  2. if the claimant was par­tic­i­pat­ing in an actu­al dis­as­ter as defined in para­graph (E) of Sec­tion 4 of the Act or the exer­cise par­tic­i­pat­ed in was specif­i­cal­ly and express­ly approved by the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency.

Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency shall use the same cri­te­ria for approv­ing an exer­cise and uti­liz­ing State vol­un­teers as required for any polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion. The com­pu­ta­tion of ben­e­fits payable under either of those Acts shall be based on the income com­men­su­rate with com­pa­ra­ble State employ­ees doing the same type work or income from the person’s reg­u­lar employ­ment, whichev­er is greater.

(J) Pri­or to con­duct­ing a dis­as­ter train­ing exer­cise, the Prin­ci­pal Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of the Coun­ty or his designee shall pro­vide area media with writ­ten noti­fi­ca­tion of the dis­as­ter train­ing exer­cise. Such noti­fi­ca­tion shall indi­cate that informa­tion relat­ing to the dis­as­ter train­ing exer­cise shall not be released to the pub­lic until com­mence­ment of the exer­cise.  The noti­fi­ca­tion shall also con­tain a request that the notice be so post­ed to ensure that all rel­e­vant media per­son­nel are advised of the dis­as­ter train­ing exer­cise, all mes­sages, two‑way radio com­mu­ni­ca­tions, brief­in­gs, sta­tus reports, news released, and oth­er oral or writ­ten com­mu­ni­ca­tions shall begin and end with the fol­low­ing state­ment; “This is an exer­cise message”.

Emer­gency Man­age­ment” means the efforts of the State and the polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sions to devel­op, plan, ana­lyze, con­duct, imple­ment and main­tain pro­grams for dis­as­ter mit­i­ga­tion, pre­pared­ness, response and recovery.

Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency” means the agency estab­lished by ordi­nance with­in a polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion to coor­di­nate the emer­gency man­age­ment pro­gram with­in the polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion and with pri­vate orga­ni­za­tions, oth­er polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sions, the State and fed­er­al governments.

Emer­gency Oper­a­tions Plan” means the writ­ten plan of the State and polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sions describ­ing the orga­ni­za­tion, mis­sion, and func­tions of the gov­ern­ment and sup­port­ing ser­vices for respond­ing to and recov­er­ing from disasters.

Emer­gency Ser­vices” means the coor­di­na­tion of such func­tions by the State and its polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion, oth­er than func­tions for which mil­i­tary forces are pri­mar­i­ly respon­si­ble, as may be nec­es­sary for prop­er to pre­vent, min­i­mize, repair and alle­vi­ate injury and dam­age result­ing from any nat­ur­al or tech­no­log­i­cal caus­es. These func­tions include, with­out lim­i­ta­tion, fire fight­ing ser­vices, police ser­vices, med­ical and health ser­vices, res­cue, engi­neer­ing, warn­ing ser­vices, com­mu­ni­ca­tions, radi­o­log­i­cal, chem­i­cal and oth­er spe­cial weapons defense, evac­u­a­tion of per­sons from strick­en or threat­ened areas, emer­gency assigned func­tions of plant pro­tec­tion, tem­po­rary restora­tion of pub­lic util­i­ty ser­vices and oth­er func­tions relat­ed to civil­ian pro­tec­tion, togeth­er with all oth­er activ­i­ties nec­es­sary or inci­den­tal to pro­tect­ing life or property.

Dis­as­ter” means an occur­rence or threat of wide­spread or severe dam­age, injury or loss of life or prop­er­ty result­ing from any nat­ur­al or tech­no­log­i­cal cause, includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to fire, flood, earth­quake, wind, storm, haz­ardous mate­ri­als spill or oth­er water con­t­a­m­i­na­tion requir­ing emer­gency action to avert dan­ger or dam­age, epi­dem­ic, air con­t­a­m­i­na­tion, blight, extend­ed peri­ods of severe and inclement weath­er, drought, infes­ta­tion, crit­i­cal short­ages of essen­tial fuels and ener­gy, explo­sion, riot, or hos­tile mil­i­tary or para­mil­i­tary action.

Mobile Sup­port Team” means the uti­liza­tion of per­son­nel to be dis­patched by the Gov­er­nor, or, if he so autho­rized the Direc­tor, by the Direc­tor, to sup­ple­ment local polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sions for emer­gency man­age­ment pro­grams in response to a disaster.

Coor­di­na­tor” means the staff assis­tant to the prin­ci­pal exec­u­tive offi­cer of a polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion with the duty of coor­di­nat­ing the emer­gency man­age­ment pro­grams of that polit­i­cal subdivision.

Polit­i­cal Sub­di­vi­sion” means any coun­ty, city, vil­lage, incor­po­rat­ed town or town­ship is in a coun­ty hav­ing a pop­u­la­tion of more than two mil­lion (2,000,000).

Prin­ci­pal Exec­u­tive Offi­cer” means chair­man of the coun­ty board, super­vi­sor of a town­ship if the town­ship is in a coun­ty hav­ing a pop­u­la­tion of more than two mil­lion (2,000,000), may­or of a city or incor­po­rat­ed town, pres­i­dent of a vil­lage, or in their absence or dis­abil­i­ty, the inter­im suc­ces­sor as estab­lished pur­suant to Sec­tion 7 of the Emer­gency Inter­im Exec­u­tive Suc­ces­sion Act.

Dis­as­ter Train­ing Exer­cise” means a planned event designed specif­i­cal­ly to sim­u­late an actu­al dis­as­ter which will pro­vide emer­gency oper­a­tions train­ing for emer­gency response per­son­nel. Actu­al response by EMA vol­un­teers to local emer­gency sit­u­a­tions not qual­i­fy­ing as dis­as­ters, as defined in this Sec­tion, is con­sid­ered a dis­as­ter train­ing exer­cise. Pro­vid­ed, how­ev­er, that per­for­mance of the usu­al and cus­tom­ary emer­gency func­tions of a polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion (e.g., police, fire or emer­gency med­ical ser­vices) is not includ­ed with­in this def­i­n­i­tion of a dis­as­ter train­ing exercise.

Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency” ORIEMA means the agency estab­lished by this Act with­in the exec­u­tive branch of State Gov­ern­ment respon­si­ble for coor­di­na­tion of the over­all emer­gency man­age­ment pro­gram of the State and with pri­vate orga­ni­za­tions, polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sions and the fed­er­al government.

Munic­i­pal­i­ty” means any city, vil­lage or incor­po­rat­ed town. 

(A) Noth­ing in this Code shall be con­strued to inter­fere with the course or con­duct of a labor dis­pute, except that actions oth­er­wise autho­rized by this Code or oth­er laws  may be tak­en when nec­es­sary to mit­i­gate immi­nent or exist­ing dan­ger to pub­lic health or safety.

(B) Inter­fere with dis­sem­i­na­tion of news or com­ment of pub­lic affairs; but any com­mu­ni­ca­tions facil­i­ty or orga­ni­za­tion (includ­ing but not lim­it­ed to radio and tele­vi­sion sta­tions, wire ser­vices, and news­pa­pers) may be request­ed to trans­mit or print pub­lic ser­vice mes­sages fur­nish­ing infor­ma­tion or instruc­tions in con­nec­tion with a disaster.

(C) Affect the juris­dic­tion or respon­si­bil­i­ties of po­lice forces, fire fight­ing forces, units of the armed forces of the Unit­ed States, or of any per­son­nel there­of, when on active duty; but State and polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sion emer­gency oper­a­tions plans shall place reliance upon the forces avail­able for          perfor­mance of func­tions relat­ed to emer­gency management.

(D) Lim­it, mod­i­fy, or abridge the author­i­ty of the Go­vernor to pro­claim mar­tial law or exer­cise any oth­er pow­ers vest­ed in him under the con­sti­tu­tion, statutes, or com­mon law of this State, inde­pen­dent of or in con­junc­tion with any pro­vi­sions of this Act; lim­it any home rule unit; or pro­hib­it any con­tract or asso­ci­a­tion pur­suant to Arti­cle VII, Sec­tion 10 of the Illi­nois Con­sti­tu­tion. 

(A) There is here­by cre­at­ed with­in the Coun­ty govern­mental orga­ni­za­tion an enti­ty to be known as the Emer­gency Manage­ment Agency, here­inafter referred to as the EMA. This enti­ty shall be respon­si­ble for the coor­di­na­tion of all emer­gency manage­ment pro­grams with­in its juris­dic­tion and with pri­vate organiza­tions, oth­er polit­i­cal sub­di­vi­sions, the State and fed­er­al govern­ment in accor­dance with the pro­vi­sions of the Illi­nois Emer­gency Man­age­ment Agency Act (See 20 ILCS 3305/1 et seq.), hereinaf­ter “the Act”.

(B) The pur­pose of the EMA shall be the coor­di­na­tion of emer­gency ser­vices func­tions which may be nec­es­sary for or prop­er to pre­vent, min­i­mize, repair and alle­vi­ate injury and dam­age result­ing from any nat­ur­al or tech­no­log­i­cal causes.

(C) The EMA shall con­sist of the Coor­di­na­tor and such addi­tion­al mem­bers as may be select­ed by the Coor­di­na­tor and approved by theCountyBoard.

(D) All emer­gency ser­vices func­tions of the EMA shall at all times be in accor­dance with the pro­vi­sions of the Act and all rules and reg­u­la­tions pro­mul­gat­ed there­un­der.