Cook County IL Emergency Services

Find Cook County, Illinois emergency services departments and agencies. Emergency services departments provide information on emergency management, preparedness, medical response, public safety, fire prevention, and medical treatment.


Chicago Emergency Services 1338 South Clinton Street Chicago IL 60607 312-746-5841


Cook County Emergency Services 1311 Maybrook Drive Maywood IL 60153 708-865-4766

Des Plaines Emergency Services 1420 Miner Street Des Plaines IL 60016 847-391-5600

Elmwood Park Emergency Services 11 Conti Parkway Elmwood Park IL 60707 708-452-3933

Evanston Emergency Services 3200 Grant Street Evanston IL 60201 847-492-2950

Hanover Township Emergency Services 218 South Main Street Bartlett IL 60103 630-372-3971

Hillside Emergency Services 4151 May Street Hillside IL 60162 708-449-6410

Hometown Emergency Services 4331 Southwest Highway Hometown IL 60456 708-424-7517

Melrose Park Emergency Services 2309 Main Street Melrose Park IL 60160 708-531-5349

Melrose Park Emergency Services 2309 Main Street Melrose Park IL 60160 708-345-4350

Oak Lawn Emergency Services 9446 Raymond Avenue Oak Lawn IL 60453 708-499-7700

Palos Hills Emergency Services 10335 South Roberts Road Palos Hills IL 60465 708-598-3400

About Cook County Emergency Services

Cook County Emergency Services refers to a government agency at the Federal, Illinois State, Cook County, or local level that is the lead agency for emergency situations, including preparation, response, and recovery in Cook County, IL. The types of emergencies that fall within the jurisdiction of the Cook County Emergency Management agency include natural disasters, severe weather incidents, civil unrest, and other events that pose a major threat to public safety or a significant disruption to civil society.

You may contact Emergency Services for questions about:
  • Cook County emergency preparedness
  • Emergency management services
  • Emergency first response services
  • Natural disasters
  • Emergency Management Office jobs and employment
Cook County Emergency Management Agencies

Cook County Emergency Services agencies coordinate emergency response activities with other government agencies and interface with the public and business community. Cook County Emergency Services agencies may be referred to as the Department or Office of Emergency Services, or the Department of Civil Preparedness. At the Federal level, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is charged with providing Emergency Services. Organizationally, Emergency Services agencies may be independent departments, or they may be considered a division of a larger public safety department. FEMA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Emergency Preparedness

Cook County Emergency Management agencies prepare plans for emergency events, which detail procedures and the roles and responsibilities of various agencies. When an event is known in advance, such as a developing hurricane, Emergency Services coordinates the preparation and planning of Cook County Public Safety agencies, Cook County Public Works agencies, Cook County Utilities, hospitals, and other essential entities to minimize an emergency's impact and ensure an effective and rapid response. Emergency Services is usually the liaison to counterparts at other levels of Illinois Government Offices.

Emergency Response Services in Cook County, IL

During an emergency event, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be activated in Cook County. An EOC is equipped with communications networks, an uninterruptible power supply, and other resources that enable it to serve as the central location for managing and responding to the event. The EOC will usually remain activated during the recovery period following an emergency event. It can also be used during non-emergency times for Cook County disaster planning and preparedness training.