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Disaster Preparedness

Activities, programs and systems developed prior to an emergency that support the development and testing of disaster plans; the training of staff in the implementation of the plans; the establishment of collaborative arrangements with other services; the provision of suitable warning systems; the identification, procurement and/or collection of the facilities, equipment, supplies and trained personnel that will be necessary for responding to an emergency; and the development and dissemination of information and/or training about how individuals and organizations can prepare for a major disaster or large-scale emergency that disrupts the normal functioning of a community.

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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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 Public Health Department
Location: Watseka, IL; Watseka, IL
Website: www.co.iroquois.il.us/health-department/
Phone: 815.432.2483
Promotes health through school and community health programs, environmental health, and maternal/child health. Home health care encompasses a broad spectrum of health services that can be provided to recovering, disabled, or chronically ill persons.
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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 Health Department
Location: Kankakee, IL
Website: www.kankakeehealth.org
Phone: 815.802.9400
Provides public health services that protect, maintain, and promote the bio-psycho-social health and well-being of the community.
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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