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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

April - Volunteers

When is the last time you volunteered or thought of volunteering? Volunteers play a vital role in the health and well-being of communities before, during and after an emergency. The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents interested in volunteering to identify ways to help each other before, during and after a disaster.

  • Explore your local Citizen Corps Council, which may provide volunteer opportunities such as Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), Volunteers in Police Service (VIPS), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) and Fire Corps.

  • Consider joining a reputable disaster relief agency to volunteer your time and skills. Many provide free training classes to learn new skills.

If you know someone who volunteers, take a moment to acknowledge them for their countless acts of kindness, generosity and service. In 2016, April 10-16 marks as the National Volunteer Week. You can use the hashtag #NVW2016 to share their stories. 

Additional Information:

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 ProtectDuPage.org.

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.



Contact Us

Bill Babyar

Director:
William Babyar

Business Phone: 
630-682-7925

Emergency Phone:
630-682-7207

Address:
418 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Email:
oem@dupageco.org

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Smart911

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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.