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 23, 2015 Funeral Services and Procession for Francis Cardinal George on Thursday
Apr 15, 2015 Outstanding Public Safety, City Service Personnel Honored During National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week
Apr 14, 2015 City Prepares For 2015 NFL Draft Festivities As CHI-TOWN Turns Into Draft Town
Apr 14, 2015 2015 Nonprofit Urban Areas Security Initiative (UASI) Grant Program Application Period Now Open For Eligible Organizations
Mar 27, 2015 Bank Of America Shamrock Shuffle 8K Race Impacts Loop Area On Sunday

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