2011 Missouri Revised Statutes
Chapter 44 Civil Defense
Section 44.080. All political subdivisions shall establish a local emergency management organization.

MO Rev Stat § 44.080. What's This?

All political subdivisions shall establish a local emergency management organization.

44.080. 1. Each political subdivision of this state shall establish a local organization for disaster planning in accordance with the state emergency operations plan and program. The executive officer of the political subdivision shall appoint a coordinator who shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration and operation of the local emergency management operations, subject to the direction and control of the executive officer or governing body. Each local organization for emergency management shall be responsible for the performance of emergency management functions within the territorial limits of its political subdivision, and may conduct these functions outside of the territorial limits as may be required pursuant to the provisions of this law.

2. In carrying out the provisions of this law, each political subdivision may:

(1) Appropriate and expend funds, make contracts, obtain and distribute equipment, materials, and supplies for emergency management purposes; provide for the health and safety of persons; the safety of property; and direct and coordinate the development of disaster plans and programs in accordance with the policies and plans of the federal and state governments; and

(2) Appoint, provide, or remove rescue teams, auxiliary fire and police personnel and other emergency operations teams, units or personnel who may serve without compensation.

(L. 1951 p. 536 26.210, Reenacted L. 1953 p. 553, Reenacted L. 1955 p. 607, A.L. 1961 p. 463, A.L. 1967 p. 122, A.L. 1998 S.B. 743)

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