skip to main content
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

25th Annual Advanced Severe Weather Seminar

Registration is now live for the 25th Annual Advanced Severe Weather Seminar scheduled for March 12. For more information, including registration, visit

Basic Weather Spotter Classes

The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management partnered with the National Weather Service to teach Basic Weather Spotter classes. These free 2-hour classes are open to anyone interested in learning about severe storm and tornado spotting.

  • Putting Safety first
  • How Spotter reports are used
  • Why the need for storm spotters
  • Storm Structure and identifying intensity
  • Safely observing and reporting severe storms

View the National Weather Service's Spotter Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ). For more information, including class dates, visit

Earthquake Preparedness Month

The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents to be prepared for earthquakes. To learn how to be prepared, please view the resources below:

Additional Resources:

For more emergency preparedness resources, visit our emergency preparedness page.

Winter Weather Preparedness

The DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management encourages residents to take steps to be prepared for this winter season. A great way to start preparing is to download this Winter Weather Preparedness Guidebook from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency. This guidebook contains a list of winter weather terms, steps to take before a winter storm or extreme cold and a list of supplies that will help you be prepared for winter storm strike.   

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 interview 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.

Contact Us

Bill Babyar

William Babyar

Business Phone: 

Emergency Phone:

418 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187


Follow Us:

Twitter Facebook RSS

Heating Sites


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.

2016 Advanced Severe Weather Seminar Registration (Deadline Feb. 24)