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)

Apr 20, 2016 Chicago/Cook County Urban Area Working Group
Apr 18, 2016 Traffic Advisory
Apr 13, 2016 Outstanding 911 emergency operations and 311 city services personnel honored during national public safety telecommunications week
Apr 11, 2016 OEMC launches “HELP US HELP YOU!” campaign during national 9-1-1 education month in April
Apr 5, 2016 Chicago Officials encourage safe baseball season

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