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48-928. Duties of division of emergency management. In addition to other duties imposed under this act, the division of emergency management shall:

(a) Determine the requirements of the state and the counties and cities thereof for food, clothing and other necessities in event of a disaster;

(b) procure and distribute about the state, such supplies, medicines, materials and equipment which are deemed necessary for use during a disaster;

(c) promulgate standards and requirements for local and interjurisdictional disaster emergency plans including adequate provisions for the rendering and receipt of mutual aid;

(d) periodically examine or review and approve local and interjurisdictional disaster emergency plans which are in accordance with the standards and requirements promulgated therefor;

(e) establish and operate training or public information programs relating to emergency management, and assist counties and cities, the disaster agencies of such counties or cities and interjurisdictional disaster agencies, in the establishment and operation of such programs;

(f) make surveys of industries, resources and facilities within the state, both public and private, as are necessary to carry out the purposes of this act;

(g) plan and make arrangements for the availability and use of any private facilities, services and property for emergency management activities and, if necessary and if in fact used, provide for payment for such use under terms and conditions agreed upon;

(h) establish a register of persons with types of training and skills important in emergency management activities;

(i) establish a register of mobile and construction equipment and temporary housing available for use in a disaster;

(j) prepare drafts of orders or proclamations for the governor as necessary or appropriate in coping with disasters;

(k) serve, for all those agencies which regulate any matter affecting the transportation of hazardous materials:

(1) As the coordinating and supervising state agency; and

(2) to provide continuing liaison between such state agencies;

(l) establish an informational system under which state agencies shall notify the division of emergency management;

(m) cooperate with the federal government and any public or private agency or entity in achieving any purpose of this act and in implementing programs for disaster prevention, preparation response and recovery;

(n) under the direction of the adjutant general, develop a regional emergency management system which includes the use of regional coordinators that provide training and preparation of state, county, city and interjurisdictional disaster agencies to prevent, respond to, mitigate and recover from emergency and disaster situations;

(o) under the direction of the adjutant general, implement the use of an incident management system during emergency and disaster situations by all state, county, city and interjurisdictional disaster agencies which respond to such emergency or disaster situations;

(p) develop and administer a program to provide financial assistance to cities, counties or interjurisdictional disaster agencies for the development and implementation of a terrorism preparedness program. Such program shall provide criteria for receiving such financial assistance and such other conditions as the division may deem necessary; and

(q) develop, implement and administer, with the assistance and advice of the commission on emergency planning and response, a plan for regional emergency medical response teams.

History: L. 1975, ch. 283, § 8; L. 1980, ch. 158, § 2; L. 1994, ch. 248, § 16; L. 2002, ch. 83, § 2; L. 2002, ch. 149, § 2; July 1.


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