Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Management Plan

One of the primary goals of the Village of Skokie is to provide a safe and secure Village. To meet this goal, the Village has an Emergency Management Plan:
  • HazMat Trained Professionals on Staff
  • Officers in Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Response Who Are Available at All Times
  • Reciprocal Agreements With Other Agencies to Provide Additional Services During Emergencies

Emergency Response Unit

The Village's emergency response team is called into action during snow emergencies and prolonged power outages. The team is also prepared to respond to other types of emergencies. Members of the team have received extensive training in emergency management from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the American Red Cross and various other professional organizations.


During a Village-wide emergency such as severe weather or other hazardous situations, the Village of Skokie will sound the warning sirens.


Information contributed by the Skokie Health Department, Fire Department and Police Department.

Click here for emergency preparedness resources from Ready.gov, the official website of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

Multi-Lingual Information

Click here for 'Ready in Your Language' emergency preparedness materials in Chinese (simplified and traditional), Korean, Spanish, Tagalog and Vietnamese offered by FEMA.