Office of Emergency Management
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Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) prepares Chicago for emergencies, provides assistance to people and institutions for disaster recovery, mitigates the effects of these events, and, whenever possible, prevents emergencies and disasters from occurring or worsening.

The OEM is also Chicago’s liaison with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Illinois Office of Emergency Management, as well as federal and state emergency management agencies.

Most Recent News (Office of Emergency Management)

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
Aug 29, 2014 Drop-Off Areas Designated For This Weekend's Concerts At Soldier Field; Large Crowds And Traffic Impacts Expected
Aug 28, 2014 Drop-Off Areas Designated For This Weekend's Concerts At Soldier Field; Large Crowds And Traffic Impacts Expected
Aug 25, 2014 City Officials Remind Chicagoans of Extreme Summer Weather Precautions

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