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15.04.020 Purpose.

The purpose of this Title is to provide for regulations which set forth the responsibilities of the City in the event an emergency exists within the City.  The regulations are intended to reduce the risk of the City to loss of life, injury to persons, property, and the environment.  The goal of regulations and the emergency code is to decrease human suffering and financial loss resulting from emergencies or disasters and to assign authority and responsibilities to various City bureaus.  The State has assigned the responsibility for responding to emergencies and disasters to local governments.