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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)

Oct 7, 2015 Chicago officials and Race Organizers Provide Traffic and Safety Updates For Sunday's Bank of America Chicago Marathon
Sep 14, 2015 Traffic Impacts, Road Closure Information For The ITU World Triathlon Grand Final Chicago
Sep 11, 2015 Events Impact Traffic This Weekend; OEMC Urges Residents To Plan Ahead For Safe Travel
Aug 28, 2015 OEMC Reminds Residents Of Events Impacting Traffic; Sold-Out Wrigley Field Concert On Saturday, Chicago Triathlon On Sunday
Aug 13, 2015 Chicago’s Air and Water Show along the Lakefront Highlights the Weekend
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