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File #: 20627    Version: 1 Name: Emergency Management Plan
Type: Resolution Status: Passed
File created: 11/18/2010 In control: PUBLIC SAFETY REVIEW COMMITTEE
On agenda: 1/4/2011 Final action: 1/4/2011
Enactment date: 1/5/2011 Enactment #: RES-11-00032
Title: Adoption of an Emergency Management Plan for the City of Madison
Sponsors: David J. Cieslewicz, Lauren Cnare, Paul E. Skidmore, Michael E. Verveer
Attachments: 1. EMP Final Plan.pdf
Fiscal Note
There are no costs associated with adoption and implementation of this plan.
Adoption of an Emergency Management Plan for the City of Madison
WHEREAS, the preservation of life, property, and the environment is the inherent responsibility of local, state, and federal government,  the City of Madison, WI, in cooperation with the County of Dane, WI has prepared this Emergency Management Plan to ensure the most effective and economical allocation of resources for the protection of people and property in time of an emergency.
WHEREAS, while no plan can completely prevent death and destruction, good plans carried out by knowledgeable and well-trained personnel can and will minimize losses,  this plan establishes the emergency organization, assigns tasks, specifies policies and general procedures, and provides for coordination of planning efforts of the various emergency staff and service elements utilizing the National Incident Management System (NIMS).
WHEREAS, the objective of this plan is to incorporate and coordinate all the facilities and personnel of the City of Madison, WI, into an efficient organization capable of responding effectively to any emergency; and
WHEREAS, the City is required to adopt an effective program for emergency management consistent with the State plan for emergency management in accordance with Section 166.03(4), Wisconsin Statutes; and
WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Plan was facilitated by the Emergency Management Coordinator, developed by a working group (Public Works Team Leader, Police Captain, professional services contractor, and Emergency Management Coordinator) of the Emergency Planning Staff Team with final staff review and approval by the Emergency Management Staff Team, and
WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Plan is an extension of the State Emergency Plan, it will be reviewed and exercised periodically; and
WHEREAS, the Emergency Management Plan must be updated occasionally to reflect results of training exercises, changes to statutes or ordinances, and the reassignment of emergency- related responsibilities and other non-substantive changes, the Emergency Management Coordinator, with the support of the Emergency Planning Staff Team, may update the plan and immediately implement the changes as needed.
WHEREAS, the Mayor and Common Council give their full support to this plan and urge all officials, Department/Division Heads, employees, and citizens, individually and collectively, to do their share in the total emergency effort of the City of Madison,
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, the Emergency Management Plan for the City of Madison shall be and is hereby adopted.  This Emergency Management Plan shall be and is effective on acceptance by the Mayor and Common Council of the City of Madison.