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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Protect DuPage 


Welcome to Protect DuPage

The Protect DuPage website and its related social media accounts are your sources for official information from the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM). The information is periodically updated and is geared towards preparing you to respond to and recover from emergencies or disasters. Connect with us by subscribing to our Twitter feed (see below), Facebook account and YouTube account. If you do not use social media, we created the "Social Media Feeds" page for you, located on the left side of this page, to stay informed. We hope you enjoy these features and find it of value.

Alerts, Updates, and Information from Twitter @ProtectDuPage

Don't Wait, Communicate. Make Your Emergency Plan Today.

With September as the National Preparedness Month, the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM) joins several organizations - national, regional, and local public and private organizations - encouraging residents to take action now to prepare for all types of emergencies.

Residents can join the efforts by following the below steps:

  • Get a Kit - Have food, water, medications for you and your families to last at least three days. Shop at sales and buy preparedness items throughout the year, instead of all at once, until your emergency supply kit is complete.

  • Make a Plan - Work with your family to make an emergency plan for the types of disasters that affect your area. Make sure everyone understands where to go if you must evacuate your home.

  • Be Informed - Learn ways to receive information from official sources (e.g. NOAA Weather Radio - Fact Sheet) and other ways a municipality may communicate with its residents. Connect with DuPage County by subscribing to the Protect DuPage Twitter feed and Facebook account.

  • Get Involved - Volunteer your time (e.g. DuPage County Medical Reserve Corps) and/or donate to reputable disaster relief organizations (e.g. National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster). Many times making monetary donations enables such organizations to purchase exactly what is needed, when it is needed, and to procure supplies near the affected area, which support local economies.

It doesn't have to cost a lot to be prepared. Taking small steps toward preparedness now can make a huge difference when a disaster strikes.

For additional tips, please view the resources below.

Severe Weather Season

Severe weather can happen at anytime. The Weather Watcher Page from the National Weather Service Chicago Weather Forecast Office is a great resource for advanced information to allow you to prepare. Always have your NOAA weather radio available and in working order. Watch the below videos for tips and information pertaining to severe weather preparedness. Additional information is available in the Severe Weather Preparedness Guide developed by IEMA and the NWS and on the emergency preparedness page of

Contact Us

Bill Babyar

William Babyar

Business Phone: 

Emergency Phone:

418 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187


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Click on the green Smart911 button to register now. The Emergency Telephone System Board of DuPage County offers a free and confidential service to help first responders when you call 911. Completing a profile will provide first responders with important information to help you when you call 911. The information  can include photos of your children, special  needs and medical information, current location. This service is appropriate for Premise Alert Program users. You can even register your pets. For more information about Smart911, click Register for Smart911.