Freeport Emergency Services in Freeport Illinois

Address and phone number for Freeport Emergency Services, an Emergency Services, at West Stephenson Street, Freeport IL.


Name
Freeport Emergency Services
Address
1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport, Illinois, 61032
Phone
815-599-6352

About the Freeport Emergency Services

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

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

Emergency Response Services in Freeport, IL

In the case of a Freeport 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 Freeport disaster planning and emergency preparedness training.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

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

Freeport Emergency Management Agencies

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

You may contact the Freeport Emergency Services by calling 815-599-6352, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Freeport Emergency Services, 1045 West Stephenson Street, Freeport, Illinois, 61032.


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