Emergency Management Agency

Volunteer Opportunities

Applicants must be 18 year of age or older. Applicants must be interested in helping those cope with natural and man-made emergencies that occur in the Warrenville community. In addition, volunteers assist with maintaining traffic control and public safety at major City events. To volunteer, complete the volunteer application form or contact the EMA Coordinator by calling the non-emergency Police number during business hours.

Services Provided

The Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is a volunteer entity of the City, and is dedicated to the prevention and alleviation of injury and damage from any natural or technological disaster. In the case of these disasters, EMA assists the City by helping to provide residents with shelter, safety and provisions, and is also responsible for the following services:

Preparation, Planning & Prevention

  • Develop emergency plans and procedures outlining the responsibilities of city government, as well as coordinate between city, county, state, and federal agencies
  • Develop and coordinate emergency preparedness plans, including preparation for a biological hazard
  • Develop and utilize readiness-training assessment of City departments and agencies
  • Assess potential hazards and notify City officials

Event / Incident Assistance

  • Provide traffic control for major city events, accidents and emergency incidents
  • Coordinate emergency lighting or electric generation at incident sites
  • Assist City police and Fire District personnel as needed at incident sites
  • Support the Incident Command System at an emergency or disaster scene
  • Coordinate with private relief agencies to ensure the provision of relief supplies
  • Assist in disaster recovery operations
  • Assume certain responsibilities outlined in the Homeland Security Directives, as issued by federal and state agencies
  • Carry out other disaster emergency duties, as needed

Education & Training

  • Develop and conduct emergency management training and education programs for City personnel and residents
  • Plan and conduct training exercises for EMA volunteers and City staff

Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan

The purpose of the plan is to identify activities that can be undertaken by both public and private sectors to reduce safety, health and property issues caused by natural hazards. The plan fulfills federal mitigation planning requirements for funding and provides a blueprint for actions to reduce impact of natural and man-made hazards. The original plan was developed in 2006, and is required to be updated every five years (2012 / 2018). The following is a link the 2018 plan: 2018 DuPage County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan