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3035 Lewis Avenue, Steger, IL 60475
Chief: Tom Johnston
Deputy Chief: Bryan Knight
We prepare for:
-Natural Events Tornados, Floods, Earthquakes, Winter Storms / Blizzards)
-Biological Events(Asian Flu, Anthrax and other Bio Chemical Hazards)
-Man Made Events (Bombing, Plane Crash, Riot)
-Chemical Events (Train Crash with Chemical Leak)
Disaster Assistance for April 2013 Flooding
Steger EMA is a member of "SMART" (Suburban Mutual Assistance Response Team), a 33 member suburban EMA association in Cook and Will counties.
Sundays @ 6 PM
Volunteers must be 18 years of age, be an Illinois Resident, have a valid driver's license, and have no criminal record.
HSEM Volunteers are trained in:
Defensive Tactics - Takedowns
Emergency Shelter Management
Ground Search and Rescue
Pepper Spray Training
Search & Rescue
Urban Search and Rescue
A disaster of any kind may interfere with normal supplies of food, water, heat and normal day-to-day necessities. It is important to keep a stock of emergency supplies on hand sufficient to meet your needs for a seventy-two hours (three days).
An Emergency Supply Kit should include the following:
NIMS - NIMS is a system mandated by Homeland Security Presidential Directive (HSPD) 5 that provides a consistent nationwide approach for federal, state, local and tribal governments; the private-sector and nongovernmental organizations to work effectively and efficiently together to prepare for, respond to, and recover from domestic incidents, regardless of cause, size or complexity.
CERT -Community Emergency Response Team involves disaster preparedness, fire suppression, team organization, terrorism organization, terrorism module, light urban search and rescue, medical principles and treatment and disaster psychology.