Preparedness, one of the four phases of emergency management, is a team effort. The Kane County Office of Emergency Management provides information and resources to help you better prepare for the possibility of an emergency or disaster. During a major disaster it helps if everyone can do their part by:
What you do now can help you and your family better respond to and recover from disaster, as well as contribute to the overall readiness of our region.
Assessing the Preparedness of Your Community
Did you know that the State of Illinois has a nationally accredited emergency management program? Find out who’s responsible for your community’s preparedness and ask them the following questions to find out what you can do to help prepare for an emergency:
- In my community, who is responsible for emergency management?
- How can I contact them?
- Does my community have an emergency plan?
- How or where do I go to review a copy of my community’s emergency plan?
- How does my community practice our emergency plan?
- If I have a problem during a disaster situation, how do I get help?
- What should I expect from my local government if a disaster occurs?
- What can I do now to be better prepared?
- How can I help my community be better prepared to handle emergencies?
Links and Resources
- Citizens Corps: Youth Preparedness
- American Red Cross
- Public Health - Kane County
- United States Department of Homeland Security
- Ready Illinois
- Shelter From the Storm: Disaster Preparedness Guide
Are you interested in requesting Kane County Office of Emergency Management resources and materials for a community event? Are you a community group that would like to tour our facility? Would you like a presentation from our office? Just let us know!