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 21, 2017 Outstanding Emergency Operations Personnel Honored During 9-1-1 Education Month
Apr 17, 2017 UAWG Meeting
Apr 13, 2017 OEMC Continues to Emphasize the "Help Us Help You" Campaign During National 9-1-1 Education Month in April
Apr 7, 2017 As the World Champion Chicago CUBS Return to Wrigley Field for the Home Opener, Officials Encourage Safe Baseball Season
Mar 14, 2017 UAWG Meeting

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