THE STATE AND ITS GOVERNMENT
DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY
Homeland Security and Emergency Management
In this subdivision:
I. "Commissioner" means the commissioner of safety.
III. "Council" means the advisory council on emergency preparedness and security.
IV. "Director" means the director of the division of homeland security and emergency management.
V. "Emergency management" means the preparation for and the carrying out of all emergency functions, including but not limited to emergency response and training functions, to prevent, minimize, and repair injury or damage resulting from the occurrence or threat of widespread or severe damage, injury, or loss of life or property resulting from any natural or human cause, including but not limited to fire, flood, earthquake, windstorm, wave actions, technological incidents, oil or chemical spill, or water contamination requiring emergency action to avert danger or damage, epidemic, air contamination, blight, drought, infestation, explosion, terrorist act, or riot.
VI. "Local organization for emergency management" means an organization created in accordance with the provisions of this subdivision by state, county, or local authority to perform local emergency management functions.
VII. "Political subdivision" means counties, cities, towns, and duly established village precincts.
VIII. "State of emergency" means that condition, situation, or set of circumstances deemed to be so extremely hazardous or dangerous to life or property that it is necessary and essential to invoke, require, or utilize extraordinary measures, actions, and procedures to lessen or mitigate possible harm.
Source. 2002, 257:7. 2003, 319:131, II. 2004, 171:3. 2008, 361:3, eff. July 11, 2008.