The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Protect DuPage 


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

Be Disaster Aware, Take Action to Prepare

With September as the National Preparedness Month, the DuPage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (OHSEM) joins local, state and federal agencies across the U.S. encouraging residents to take action to prepare for all types of emergencies. Residents can follow the above listed steps (Get a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed, and Get Involved) to be better prepared. 

    For additional tips and resources, please view the video below and visit the emergency preparedness section of