Watseka Emergency Services in Watseka Illinois

Address and phone number for Watseka Emergency Services, an Emergency Services, at North Kay Street, Watseka IL.


Name
Watseka Emergency Services
Address
531 North Kay Street, Watseka, Illinois, 60970
Phone
815-432-5269

About the Watseka Emergency Services

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

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

Emergency Response Services in Watseka, IL

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

Emergency Preparedness Resources

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

Watseka Emergency Management Agencies

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

You may contact the Watseka Emergency Services by calling 815-432-5269, or by addressing inquiries to the office mailing address: Watseka Emergency Services, 531 North Kay Street, Watseka, Illinois, 60970.


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