Douglas County Emergency Services in Tuscola Illinois

Address and phone number for Douglas County Emergency Services, an Emergency Services, at S Prairie St, Tuscola IL.

Douglas County Emergency Services
200 S Prairie St, Tuscola, Illinois, 61953

About the Douglas County Emergency Services

The Douglas County Emergency Services, located in Tuscola, IL, acts as the lead Tuscola agency for emergency situations. The local Emergency Services agency works with federal, Illinois State, and Douglas County agencies to prepare for emergencies, respond to emergencies, and provide emergency recovery services. Emergency Services responds to any emergency that poses a major threat to public safety or causes a significant disruption to civil society, including natural disasters, severe weather incidents, and civil unrest.

You may contact Emergency Services for questions about:
  • Tuscola emergency preparedness
  • Emergency management services
  • Natural disaster preparedness
  • Emergency first response services
  • Emergency Management Office jobs and employment
Emergency Services Plans

The Douglas County Emergency Services prepares for emergency events by creating emergency plans. These plans include detailed procedures in the case of different emergencies, including the roles and responsibilities of Tuscola, Illinois state, and federal agencies. In the immediate period before a known emergency, such as a developing hurricane, Emergency Services coordinates with Douglas County Public Safety agencies, Douglas County Public Works agencies, Tuscola Utilities, and hospitals to minimize the emergency's impact and rapidly respond to the emergency.

Emergency Response Services in Tuscola, IL

In the case of a Tuscola emergency, Emergency Services coordinates response services through an Emergency Operations Center (EOC). An EOC has a communications network, an uninterruptible power supply, and resources to continuously manage and respond to the emergency. Emergency Services may activate the EOC before the emergency, in the case of known events, or immediately after the emergency, for events such as an earthquake. The EOC remains activated throughout the recovery period, and it can also be used during non-emergencies for Tuscola disaster planning and emergency preparedness training.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

In addition to coordinating emergency responses, the Douglas County Emergency Services provides emergency preparedness resources for residents of Tuscola. These include resources on natural disasters, including hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes, fires, and floods. Tuscola residents can use emergency preparedness resources to create their household disaster plans.

Tuscola Emergency Management Agencies

In Douglas County, multiple agencies work together to provide Emergency Services. The Douglas County Emergency Services coordinates with other government agencies at the Douglas County, Illinois State, and federal level. These include the Department of Emergency Services, the Office of Emergency Services, and the Department of Civil Preparedness. At the federal level, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) provides Emergency Services as part of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Local Emergency Services also works with the public and business community to prepare for emergencies or manage emergency responses.

Contact the Douglas County Emergency Services

You may contact the Douglas County Emergency Services by calling 217-253-9538, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Douglas County Emergency Services, 200 S Prairie St, Tuscola, Illinois, 61953.

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