Sec. 6-25 Definitions.

For the purposes of this article the following words and phrases have the meanings ascribed to them below:

Civil emergency: An emergency due to fire, conflagration, flood, earthquake, explosion, war bombing, acts of the enemy or any other natural or man-made calamity or disaster or by reason of threats or occurrences of riots, routs, affrays or other acts of civil disobedience which endanger life or property within the city.

Curfew: A prohibition against any person walking, running, loitering, standing, or motoring upon any alley, street, highway, sidewalk, public property, or vacant premises except officers or persons designated as not subject to such curfew.

(Ord. No. 548, § 1, 12-17-84)

Sec. 6-26 Authority of mayor to proclaim civil emergency.

When, in the judgment of the mayor, or acting mayor, a civil emergency is deemed to exist, he shall forthwith proclaim, in writing, its existence.

(Ord. No. 548, § 1, 12-17-84)

Sec. 6-27 Power of mayor to declare curfew.

After proclamation of a civil emergency by the mayor, or acting mayor, he may order a general curfew applicable to such geographical areas deemed advisable and applicable during such hours of the day or night as deemed necessary in the interest of the public safety and welfare.

(Ord. No. 548, § 1, 12-17-84)

Sec. 6-28 Other powers of mayor.

After the proclamation of a civil emergency, the mayor, or acting mayor, may also, in the interest of public safety and welfare:

(1) Order the closing of any business.

(2) Order the closing of public access to any public building, street or other public place.

(3) Issue such other orders as are imminently necessary for the protection of life and property.

(Ord. No. 548, § 1, 12-17-84)

Sec. 6-29 Length of curfew or other orders of mayor.

The curfew authorized in section 6-27 or the orders authorized in section 6-28 shall remain in effect until rescinded by the mayor, or acting mayor, but for a period not to exceed seventy-two (72) hours from the time they became effective unless approved by the common council.

(Ord. No. 548, § 1, 12-17-84)

Sec. 6-30 Notice of proclamation.

After proclamation of a civil emergency, the mayor or acting mayor, shall forthwith provide for notice thereof to be given to members of the common council, and to the public by the best available means; provided, however, that said proclamation shall still be effective immediately.

(Ord. No. 548, § 1, 12-17-84)

Sec. 6-31 Obedience to orders of mayor required.

It shall be unlawful for any person to fail to obey any curfew proclaimed by the mayor or acting mayor or any other order promulgated pursuant to this article.

(Ord. No. 548, § 1, 12-17-84)

Sec. 6-32 Community disaster plan.

(a) “Disaster” defined. Disaster, for the purpose of this section, is defined as an emergency caused by fire, explosion, flood, vehicle accident, or any incident which results in injuries, loss of life, or destruction of property, or any incident which is of such seriousness that it could result in injuries, loss of life, or destruction of property, and which emergency is declared.

(b) Responsibilities of mayor, city manager, fire chief and police chief. The mayor will be in command of any disaster. The city manager will serve as the emergency services director and will be responsible for establishment of an emergency operations center and for coordination of logistical support and resources. The fire chief will establish a field command post and be responsible for operations of such; and the police chief is responsible for the conduct of all law enforcement activities.

(c) Emergency operations center. All instructions and requests to and from assisting agencies and local responding units will be made through the emergency operations center.

(d) Information required to make initial response to disaster. Upon notification of an emergency situation, the official receiving the call will obtain the following information to be transmitted to the agencies required to make the initial response:

(1) Nature of the call (example: Fire, vehicle accident, explosion).

(2) Location of the emergency situation.

(3) Type of injuries, if any, and if hazardous materials are involved; if so what type of hazardous materials.

(4) Person calling and their telephone number.

(e) Field command post; duties of senior officer. The unit first arriving at the scene of the emergency will evaluate the situation and establish communications as the field command post for the other responding units until the arrival of the “senior officer” in charge. The senior officer in charge will be the fire chief. This officer will have jurisdiction at the emergency or disaster scene and will be responsible for relaying available information at the scene to the necessary agencies. If further assistance is required to control the emergency, it will be requested through the emergency operations center.

(f) Emergency operations plan adopted. The Kingman emergency operations plan is hereby adopted and shall be the procedure followed in a disaster.

(Res. No. 1275, §§ 1—5, 12-19-88)

Editor’s note: Resolution No. 1275, adopted Dec. 19, 1988, did not specifically amend this Code; hence, inclusion of §§ 1—5 and part of the preamble as § 6-32 was at the discretion of the editor. The emergency operations plan adopted in § 6-32(f) is not printed herein, but is on file in the offices of the city.

State law references: Authority to develop and adopt an emergency services plan to be effective in case of disaster, A.R.S. § 26-207.

Sec. 6-33 Adoption of the National Incident Management System.

The city hereby adopts the National Incident Management System (NIMS) as the city standard for incident management.

(Res. No. 4176, 9-6-05)