§ 76-3. Definitions.
The following terms are defined for purposes of this Chapter:
Attack - A direct or indirect assault against the County of Henderson, its government, its
environs or the nation by the forces of a hostile nation or the agents thereof, including
assault by bombing, conventional or nuclear, chemical or biological warfare, terrorism or
Coordinator - The Coordinator of the Henderson County Emergency Management
Agency, appointed as prescribed in this article.
Disaster/Emergency - Actual or threatened enemy attack, sabotage or extraordinary fire,
flood, storm, epidemic, accident, chemical spill or other impending or actual calamity
endangering or threatening to endanger health, life or property of constituted government.
Emergency Management - The basic government function of maintaining the public
peace, health and safety during an emergency. This term shall include plans and
preparations for protection and relief, recovery and rehabilitation from effects of an
attack by the forces of an enemy nation or the agents thereof or a disaster as defined
herein. It shall not, however, include any activity that is the primary responsibility of the
military forces of the United States.
Emergency Management Forces - The employees, equipment and facilities of all County
departments, boards, councils, institutions and commissions, and, in addition, it shall
include all volunteer personnel, equipment and facilities contributed by, or obtained from,
volunteer persons or agencies.
Emergency Management Volunteer - Any person duly registered, identified and
appointed by the Coordinator of the Henderson County Emergency Management Agency
and assigned to participate in the emergency management activity.
Regulations - Plans, programs and other emergency procedures deemed essential to
Volunteer - Contributing a service, equipment or facilities to the Emergency Management
Agency without remuneration.