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.
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
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.