Lake County IN Emergency Services

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

Cedar Lake Emergency Services 7408 Constitution Avenue Cedar Lake IN 46303 219-374-5293

Gary Emergency Services 200 E 5th Ave Gary IN 46402 219-881-5285

Hobart Emergency Services 705 East 4th Street Hobart IN 46342 219-942-1121

About Lake County Emergency Services

Lake County Emergency Services refers to a government agency at the Federal, Indiana State, Lake County, or local level that is the lead agency for emergency situations, including preparation, response, and recovery in Lake County, IN. The types of emergencies that fall within the jurisdiction of the Lake 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:
  • Lake County emergency preparedness
  • Emergency management services
  • Emergency first response services
  • Natural disasters
  • Emergency Management Office jobs and employment
Lake County Emergency Management Agencies

Lake County Emergency Services agencies coordinate emergency response activities with other government agencies and interface with the public and business community. Lake 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

Lake 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 Lake County Public Safety agencies, Lake County Public Works agencies, Lake 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 Indiana Government Offices.

Emergency Response Services in Lake County, IN

During an emergency event, the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) may be activated in Lake 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 Lake County disaster planning and preparedness training.