The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Protect DuPage 


DuPage County Health Department Monitors Ebola

The DuPage County Health Department, in conjunction with the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), continues to monitor Ebola. For more information, please visit the Health Department's Ebola Monitoring website.

Welcome to Protect DuPage

Protect DuPage is your source for official county-wide emergency alerts and information from the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM). This page is periodically updated to provide emergency information, as well as information pertaining to the current month’s emergency preparedness theme (please see below). 

As many residents have seen in the past years, emergencies can happen at anytime and anywhere. As such, take action now by following these simple steps: 

  • Get a Kit – Assemble a kit of supplies such as food, water, medications, etc. to last you and your family at least three days.
  • Make a Plan – Engage your family, including family members with access and functional needs, in making an emergency plan to find out who to call, where to meet, and what to pack in an emergency supply kit. Be sure to also include pets in the plan.
  • Be Informed – Learn ways to receive emergency alerts via a NOAA Weather Radio and other ways a municipality may communicate with its residents. Connect with DuPage OHSEM by subscribing to the Protect DuPage Twitter feed, Facebook account and Nixle account
  • Get Involved – Join a Citizen Corps Council and other community organizations to support community preparedness.  

For more emergency preparedness tips and resources, please visit the emergency preparedness section of 

2015 DuPage County Advanced Severe Weather Seminar

Save-the-date for the DuPage County 24th Annual Advanced Severe Weather Seminar scheduled for Saturday, March 14, 2015. Visit the weather seminar section of for the latest updates. 

Spirit of Giving

December is “Spirit of Giving” Month in Illinois. The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents to identify ways to best help each other before, during and after a disaster.

  • Give preparedness gifts this holiday season to your family and friends. Preparedness gifts can include items that go in an emergency preparedness kit for your home and vehicle; 
  • Sign up to volunteer your time and skills with a reputable disaster relief agency that provides training and opportunities to best serve those in need;  
  • Make financial contributions to an established disaster relief agency. This is often the best kind of donation to make allowing the agencies to purchase exactly what is needed, when it is needed.

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418 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187


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