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Disaster Management Organizations

Public and private organizations that are responsible for the organized analysis, planning, decision making, assignment and coordination of available resources involved in the mitigation of, preparedness for, response to, and/or relief/recovery from a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community. These organizations have a formal role in developing overall emergency policy within their jurisdictions; establish coordination with other agencies active in disaster situations; develop action plans for emergency response; coordinate facilities, services, personnel, equipment and materials that are required before, during and immediately following an incident; and/or are involved in disaster relief and recovery activities.

American Red Cross
Location: Bourbonnais, IL
Website: www.redcross.org/il/kankakee
Phone: 815.933.2286
Provides disaster services and emergency relief in the form of shelter, food, and clothing, immediately following disasters in Iroquois and Kankakee counties.
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Location: Atlanta, GA
Website: www.cdc.gov
On-line source for credible health information.
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Illinois Emergency Management Agency
Location: Springfield, IL; Seneca, IL; Champaign, IL
Website: http://www.state.il.us/iema
Phone: 217.782.2700
Sets the standard of excellence in emergency management.
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Iroquois County ESDA
Location: Watseka, IL
Phone: 815.432.6997
Emergency management.
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Kankakee County EMA
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kankakeecountysheriff.com
Phone: 815.802.7174
An Emergency Management Agency, which is a part of the Kankakee County Sheriff's Department. EMA works closely with surrounding communities and businesses to develop procedures and preparations in the case of an emergency or disaster.
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Kankakee County Sheriff's Department
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kankakeecountysheriff.com
Phone: 815.802.7100 (non-emergency)
Full service law enforcement.
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A Pledge for Life Partnership Initiative
1 Stuart Drive
Kankakee, IL 60901
Email: kan-i-help.org