The Fire Department works cooperatively with the Police Department to make sure that the Village is prepared for both man-made and natural disasters. Captain Kevin Votava and one member from the Police Department co-coordinate the functions of emergency management and work to update and maintain the Village's Emergency Operations Plan and provide emergency preparedness planning and mitigation. This provides the structure and framework for maintaining the continuity of Village government in the time of crisis.
Emergency Management co-coordinators continue to work with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), Illinois Emergency Management (IEMA), and with both DuPage and Cook County agencies.
In addition to the Village's EOP, the Village maintains participation in the Pharmaceutical Distribution (SNS) Plan, DuPage County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan, and now the Cook County Hazards Mitigation Plan.