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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

2017 Weather Seminar - Sat., March 11, 2017

The 2017 DuPage County Advanced Severe Weather Seminar is tentatively scheduled for Saturday, March 11, 2017. For more information, visit the DuPage County Weather Seminar website ( 

    Resolve to be Ready

    Emergencies can happen at anytime and anywhere. With a start of the New Year, we would like to encourage residents to “Resolve to be Ready” and make preparedness a year-round activity. 

    To help with that, the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security will join the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to highlight a particular preparedness topic each month, throughout the year. 

    Remember, emergency preparedness is one resolution that can be easy to keep with these simple steps in mind:

    Additional resources, including brochures and checklists:

    Winter Weather Season

    The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents to take steps to be prepared for winter weather.

    Heating Sites/Warming Centers

    View a list and map of heating sites (warming centers) in DuPage County. Please be sure to call a heating site before going to one, as some are only open during emergencies, such as large-scale power outages.  

    Additional resources:

    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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    Heating/Warming Centers


    Smart 911 Logo

    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.