Emergency Preparedness

Free Emergency Alerts

Emergency alerts regarding weather, health, homeland, or cyber emergencies are available at  Ready.gov website and on the City website at the Alert Center.

Emergency outdoor warning sirens are tested on the first Tuesday of each month at 10:00 a.m.

Emergency Preparedness - Prepared, not Scared (Ready.gov) 

National Preparedness Month is recognized each September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning.  The Ready.gov website link provided above offers families and businesses the ability to plan ahead for disasters throughout the entire year, and covers all types of events.  

Being prepared for any type or size disaster is not difficult, you just need to get started.  The Emergency Management resources sites listed to the right offer a variety of tools to prepare you and your family for emergencies.

Be Informed and Take Action

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) states that the greatest tool anyone can have against terrorism is to be aware and to report any suspicious activity.  The DHS launched the If You See Something, Say Something campaign in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Justice’s Nationwide Suspicious Activity Reporting Initiative (NSI). To learn more about these, visit the DHS website , or watch the Ready Houston Run. Hide. Fight. video on surviving an active shooter event.

National Incident Management System (NIMS)

In October 2005, homeland security presidential directives established a single comprehensive national incident management system (NIMS).  The system improves response operations through the use of an incident command system (ICS).  It also promotes development of multi-jurisdictional, statewide and interstate regional mechanisms for coordinating incident management and obtaining assistance during large-scale or complex incidents.

Federal government NIMS compliance requires all state and local jurisdictions self-certify their NIMS compliance. In Warrenville, the Police Department, EMA, and the Fire Protection District work together to meet these requirements.

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 (next update 2023). The following is a link the 2023 plan: 2023 DuPage County Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan (PDF)