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Emergency Preparedness & Response

  • Public Health & Health Care System Preparedness The IDPH Office of Preparedness and Response provides emergency response planning, training, exercise, emergency response and evaluation services to all IDPH programs, local public health departments, and the healthcare system. In support of this, OPR provides many services such as: EMT, ambulance licensing and hospital trauma, stroke, and pediatric specialized hospital
  • Emergency Medical Services By 1960, concern for the rising death rate among victims of traumatic injuries in Illinois prompted state government to begin planning to coordinate community resources for the purposes of decreasing the risk of accidents, improving the quality of emergency services and developing a comprehensive network of emergency medical services responsive to the varied needs of all the
  • Flooding Flood waters and sewer overflows can contain bacteria, fecal material, viruses and other organisms that may cause disease. After flood waters and/or sewer overflows are gone, follow the information below to protect your health and prevent disease. Click here to read After The Flood, a best practices guide on flood safety. These basic precautions can help to prevent disease:
  • Volunteering & Personal Preparedness Check out our new video promoting our Office of Preparedness and Response Activities during National Preparedness Month! Please enjoy our photo montage of IDPH and our community at work preparing, planning and training to be ready when the time comes. IDPH supports personal and community preparedness through various volunteer programs. The Serve Illinois Commission is a 40