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Emergency Management & Communications

Welcome to the Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC).

The mission of the Office of Emergency Management and Communications is to manage incidents, coordinate events, operate communications systems, and provide technology, among other forms of support, to City services to strengthen their respective missions and to protect lives and property in the City of Chicago.

The OEMC is committed to closely partnering with local, regional, state, and federal partners to achieve seamless integration and complementary missions. The OEMC recognizes that in addition to its traditional responsibilities at the local level, its support of relevant Cook County and State of Illinois efforts will result in more safety and security for both City residents and City property. This recognition is driven by the OEMC’s commitment to innovation and flexibility in achieving its mission of supporting City services.

The end state is OEMC’s vision of “Integrated Operations, Safe and Secure Citizens.” The department will be guided toward this vision by its values of professionalism, accountability, integrity, communication, preparedness, and collaboration. These values will serve as guideposts for staff conduct as the OEMC works toward its vision by supporting City services and protecting both citizens and property in the City of Chicago. 

Most Recent News (Emergency Management & Communications)

Nov 21, 2014 Michigan Avenue To Be On Display As Chicago Kicks Off The 2014 Holiday Season With The BMO Harris Bank Magnificent Mile Lights Festival Saturday
Oct 9, 2014 Chicagoans Reminded Of Traffic Impacts In City During Busy Weekend
Oct 7, 2014 The City Prepares For The 37th Annual Bank Of America Chicago Marathon On Sunday
Sep 18, 2014 City Hosts Public Safety Vendor Outreach event
Aug 29, 2014 Drop-Off Areas Designated For This Weekend's Concerts At Soldier Field; Large Crowds And Traffic Impacts Expected
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