McHenry County Emergency Services in Woodstock Illinois

Address and phone number for McHenry County Emergency Services, an Emergency Services, at North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock IL.

McHenry County Emergency Services
2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098
Open Daily 12:00 AM-11:55 PM

About the McHenry County Emergency Services

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

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

Emergency Response Services in Woodstock, IL

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

Emergency Preparedness Resources

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

Woodstock Emergency Management Agencies

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

You may contact the McHenry County Emergency Services by calling 815-338-6400, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: McHenry County Emergency Services, 2200 North Seminary Avenue, Woodstock, Illinois, 60098.

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