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 16, 2014 Outstanding Public Safety, City Service Personnel Honored During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Apr 9, 2014 2014 NonProfit Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program Period Now Open For Eligible Organizations
Mar 28, 2014 Chicago Officials Encourage Safe BaseBall Season
Mar 14, 2014 ST. PATRICK'S DAY Events This Weekend Impact DownTown, South And North Sides Of Chicago; OEMC Emphasizes Safe Celebrations
Feb 28, 2014 Officials Urge Fans To Be Prepared For Winter Weather At The 2014 COORS Light NHL Stadium Series™ Game In Soldier Field On Saturday

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