§ 9-1. Definitions.  

Effective on Tuesday, October 21, 2014
  • Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP) is the framework that describes the process for disaster preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation activities of the city.

    Emergency means any occurrence, or threat thereof, whether accidental, natural, technological, or manmade, in war or in peace, which results or may result in substantial injury or harm to the population or substantial damage to or loss of property.

    Emergency management means the preparation for, and the carrying out of, all emergency responsibilities and functions, other than those for which military forces or other federal agencies are primarily responsible, to prevent, mitigate, or repair injury and damage resulting from the occurrence or imminent threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from emergencies. These responsibilities include but are not limited to:

    (1) Reduction of vulnerability of people and communities of this city to damage, injury, and loss of life and property resulting from natural or manmade catastrophes or hostile military or paramilitary action;

    (2) Preparation for prompt and efficient rescue, care, and treatment of persons victimized or threatened by disasters;

    (3) Provision of a setting conducive to the rapid and orderly start of restoration and rehabilitation of persons and property affected by emergencies;

    (4) Provision of an emergency management system embodying all aspects of pre-emergency preparedness and post-emergency response;

    (5) Assistance in anticipation, recognition, appraisal, prevention, and mitigation of emergencies which may be caused or aggravated by inadequate planning for, and regulation of, public and private facilities and land use.

(Code 1962, § 8½-1; Ord. No. 2014-13, § 1, 10-21-14)


Cross reference

Definitions and rules of construction generally, § 1-2.


State law reference

Emergency management definitions, F.S. § 252.34.