§ 13.05. General provisions on emergency management workers  


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  • (a) Certain persons excluded; oath. No person shall be employed or associated in any capacity in the emergency management department who advocates or has advocated a change by force or violence in the constitutional form of government of the United States or in this state or the overthrow of any government in the United States by force or violence, or who has been convicted of or is under indictment or information charging any subversive act against the United States. Each person who is appointed to serve in the emergency management department shall, before entering upon his or her duties, take an oath in writing as prescribed by Minn. Stat. § 12.43 or as amended.

    (b) Use of volunteers. Emergency management volunteers shall be called into service in order to assist with emergency management activities, conduct public education and outreach authorized by the director, and in case of a declared local emergency for which the regular municipal forces are inadequate, or for necessary training and preparation for such emergencies. All volunteers shall serve without compensation.

    (c) Identification of volunteers. Each emergency management volunteer shall be provided with such suitable insignia or other identification as may be required by the director. Such identification shall be in a form and style approved by the state or federal government, if applicable. No volunteer shall exercise any authority over the persons or property of others without his or her identification. No person except an authorized volunteer shall use the identification of a volunteer or otherwise represent him/herself to be an authorized volunteer.

(Code 1956, § 73.05; C.F. No. 07-780, § 1, 9-26-07)