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Cook County to Host Preparedness Fair at Daley Plaza

News Date: 
Monday, Sep 16, 2019 - 01:30

Cook County to Host Preparedness Fair at Daley Plaza

WHAT:             The Cook County’s Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (DHSEM) is partnering with government agencies, nonprofits and private sector organizations to ensure residents have the information they need to stay safe in an emergency – whether human-caused or natural. As part of National Preparedness Month, DHSEM is hosting a preparedness fair at Daley Plaza.

Residents will receive safety information from all participating agencies, take part in safety trainings and see the kinds of tools the DHSEM and other agencies use to help residents during emergencies. DHSEM will display some of its equipment on the plaza along with other agencies.

WHO:              Agencies partnering with the DHSEM include:

  • American Red Cross
  • Cook County Animal and Rabies Control
  • Cook County Department of Environment and Sustainability
  • Forest Preserves of Cook County
  • Cook County Health
  • CountyCare Health Plan
  • Chicago Department of Public Health
  • Chicago Fire Department
  • Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC)
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
  • Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA)
  • Metra Police
  • Mutual Aid Box Alarm System
  • National Weather Service
  • Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater Chicago

 

WHEN:             Wednesday, September 18, 2019

                        10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

WHERE:          Daley Plaza

                        50 W. Washington St.

                        Chicago

EQUIPMENT:   DHSEM portable shelter, light tower, water pump, water purification system and message board; MABAS Illinois boat and trailer.