Union County Emergency Services in Jonesboro Illinois

Address and phone number for Union County Emergency Services, an Emergency Services, at West Market Street, Jonesboro IL.

Union County Emergency Services
311 West Market Street, Jonesboro, Illinois, 62952

About the Union County Emergency Services

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

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

Emergency Response Services in Jonesboro, IL

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

Emergency Preparedness Resources

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

Jonesboro Emergency Management Agencies

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

You may contact the Union County Emergency Services by calling 618-833-7216, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Union County Emergency Services, 311 West Market Street, Jonesboro, Illinois, 62952.

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