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 23, 2016 Fans are urged to enjoy magnificent coloring day! Concert at U.S Cellular safely on Saturday and respect surrounding community
Aug 19, 2016 Chicago’s 58th Annual Chicago Air and Water Show this Weekend Attracts Crowds to Lakefront
Aug 16, 2016 Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications 911 Employee Honored as National Dispatch Trainer of the Year
Aug 11, 2016 City Hosts Public Safety Vendor OutReach Event
Aug 8, 2016 AGENDA

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