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About the McLean County Emergency Management Agency
The McLean County Emergency Management Agency was originally referred to as the McLean County Civil Defense (C.D.). The purpose at the charter of the Civil Defense organization was to coordinate disaster relief in the McLean County area as it related to enemy attack. In 1956, the Illinois Civil Defense Act was amended to include defense against both hostile enemy action and man-made disasters.
In order to better reflect its expanded responsibilities under the Illinois Civil Defense Act, the Civil Defense organization was renamed to the McLean County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (ESDA). As an ESDA, the Agency was responsible for duties that extended beyond disaster response. The McLean County ESDA stewarded the county’s disaster and hazardous materials plans, coordinated Ground Search and Rescue (GSAR) teams, maintained an emergency response fleet, provided scene lighting and electrical generation equipment, maintained a Mass Casualty Incident (MCI) trailer with medical supplies for large-scale incidents, and coordinated the county’s weather spotting network.
McLean County EMA prides itself on its extensive network of partnerships within the public sector (police, fire, EMS, public health, etc.), within the non-government public sector (American Red Cross, Salvation Army, civic groups, etc.) and within the private sector to ensure the citizens of McLean County mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from natural and man-made emergencies.
|Last Updated ( Friday, 27 March 2009 21:28 )|