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Disaster Preparedness Advisory Board


This board shall be composed of no fewer than fifteen and no more than twenty five members who shall be appointed by the county executive for two year terms. One third of the members shall be active members of voluntary fire companies and the remainder shall be elected officials or their representatives, representatives of organizations involved in civil defense and disaster preparedness and other citizens of the county. The commissioner of environment and planning, the sheriff, the commissioner of public works and the commissioner of health shall be ex officio members. The county executive shall designate one of the members to serve as chairman. It shall be the duty of such board to cooperate with the state civil defense commission and the state natural disasters commission in effectuating the purposes for which the commissions were established in relation to programs for civil defense and disaster preparedness; to act as an advisory board to the county executive, the county legislature, the commissioner of emergency services and the deputy commissioner of civil defense/disaster preparedness in connection with county participation in programs for civil defense and disaster preparedness, county establishment and maintenance of county civil defense and disaster preparedness plans and programs for natural or other disasters or emergencies in which the services of civil defense forces or emergency personnel would be used; to perform such other duties as the county executive, the county legislature, the commissioner of emergency services or the deputy commissioner of civil defense/disaster preparedness may prescribe in relation to civil defense and disaster preparedness programs for natural or other disasters or emergencies in which the services of emergency personnel would be used. The members of such board shall be county officers and shall serve without compensation.

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