It is the policy of this state to plan and prepare for disasters and emergencies resulting from natural or man-made causes, enemy attack, terrorism, sabotage or other hostile action, and to implement this policy, it is found necessary:
(1) To create an Idaho office of emergency management, to authorize the creation of local organizations for disaster preparedness in the political subdivisions of the state, and to authorize the state and political subdivisions to execute agreements and to cooperate with the federal government and the governments of other states.
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(2) To prevent and reduce damage, injury, and loss of life and property resulting from natural or man-made catastrophes, riots, or hostile military or paramilitary action.
(3) To prepare assistance for prompt and efficient search, rescue, care, and treatment of persons injured, victimized or threatened by disaster.
(4) To provide for rapid and orderly restoration and rehabilitation of persons and property affected by disasters.
(5) To prescribe the roles of the governor, state agencies, and local governments in prevention of, preparation for, response to and recovery from disasters.
(6) To authorize and encourage cooperation in disaster prevention, preparedness, response and recovery.
(7) To provide for coordination of activities relating to disaster prevention, preparedness, response, and recovery by all state agencies, political subdivisions, and interstate, federal-state and Canadian activities in which the state and its political subdivisions may participate.
(8) To provide a disaster management system embodying all aspects of predisaster preparedness and postdisaster response.
(9) To provide for the payment of obligations and expenses incurred by the state of Idaho through the Idaho office of emergency management during a declared state of disaster emergency.