Effingham Emergency Services in Effingham Illinois

Address and phone number for Effingham Emergency Services, an Emergency Services, at Miracle Avenue, Effingham IL.

Effingham Emergency Services
311 Miracle Avenue, Effingham, Illinois, 62401

About the Effingham Emergency Services

The Effingham Emergency Services, located in Effingham, IL, acts as the lead Effingham agency for emergency situations. The local Emergency Services agency works with federal, Illinois State, and Effingham 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:
  • Effingham emergency preparedness
  • Emergency management services
  • Natural disaster preparedness
  • Emergency first response services
  • Emergency Management Office jobs and employment
Emergency Services Plans

The Effingham 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 Effingham, Illinois state, and federal agencies. In the immediate period before a known emergency, such as a developing hurricane, Emergency Services coordinates with Effingham County Public Safety agencies, Effingham County Public Works agencies, Effingham Utilities, and hospitals to minimize the emergency's impact and rapidly respond to the emergency.

Emergency Response Services in Effingham, IL

In the case of an Effingham 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 Effingham disaster planning and emergency preparedness training.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

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

Effingham Emergency Management Agencies

In Effingham County, multiple agencies work together to provide Emergency Services. The Effingham Emergency Services coordinates with other government agencies at the Effingham 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 Effingham Emergency Services

You may contact the Effingham Emergency Services by calling 217-536-6169, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Effingham Emergency Services, 311 Miracle Avenue, Effingham, Illinois, 62401.

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