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Find out how cities may protect the public safety through regulations, such as adopting and enforcing the State Building Code, and providing services like police, fire protection or ambulance. Learn about preparing for and carrying out emergency functions to prevent, minimize and repair injury and damage from disasters such as flooding or tornadoes.
Use these model documents with the discussion on “Public Safety and Emergency Management:”
- Proclamation Declaring a Local Emergency, LMC model form (doc).
- Extending a Local Emergency, LMC model resolution (doc).