Clark County EMA

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Clark County EMA

207 N 5th St.
Marshall, IL 62441

Phone
(217) 826-6393

Coordinator
Michael Duval

 


Disaster can take many forms, from natural weather events, earthquakes, terrorism or other causes. It is the responsibility of your EMA team to prepare for these events by coordinating local and state resources. As a resident of Clark County, you and your family have some responsibilities as well.



It is critical that everyone is prepared for an emergency.
Sometimes emergencies are so immense that responders cannot immediately assist you or your family. It also doesn't take much in the way of a storm to cause power failure or phone lines and cell towers to go out, so a simple plan for family members can save lives and worry. It is your responsibility to prepare yourself by:

  • Making a plan    supply list
  • Make sure everyone in the family knows the plan
  • Be trained in first aid and CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation)
  • Build emergency kits
  • Volunteer
     


  
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Phases of Emergency Management

 

Mitigation
   Mitigation activities are those that eliminate or reduce the probability of a disaster occurrence. Also included are those long-term activities that lessen undesirable effects of unavoidable hazards. Some examples include establishment of building codes, floodplain management, insurance, elevating buildings, and public education programs.

Preparedness  
Preparedness activities serve to develop response capabilities needed in an event of an emergency. Planning, exercising, training, and developing public information programs and warning systems are among the activities conducted under this phase.

Response
  
During the response phase, emergency services during crisis are provided. These activities help to reduce casualties and damage, and helpspeed recovery. Response activities include warning, evacuation, rescue, and other similar operations addressed in this plan.

Recovery
  
Recovery includes both short-term and lon-term activities. Short-term operations seek to restore critical services to a community and provide for basic needs of the public. Long-term recovery focuses on restoring acommunity to its normal, or improved, state of affairs. The recovery period is also an opportune time to institute mitigation measures, particularly those related to the recent emergency. Examples of recovery actions would be temporary housing and food, restoration of non-vital government services, and reconstruction of damaged areas.

 

 


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