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  1. 1 - Registration now open for the 2016 Annual IEMA Training Summit
  2. 2 - Parents Encouraged to Include Emergency Preparedness in Back-to-School Plans
  3. 3 - Family Preparedness Plans Must Include Pets
  4. 4 - Illinois Residents Encouraged to Register for ‘The Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill
  5. 5 - IEMA Cautions “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”
  •  Registration now open for the 2016 Annual IEMA Training SummitRegistration now open for the 2016 Annual IEMA Training Summit

    ​Register now on the improved Summit website.  Register and keep track of your sessions on the mobile friendly website or download the Apple/Anroid app for more features. 

  •  Parents Encouraged to Include Emergency Preparedness in Back-to-School PlansParents Encouraged to Include Emergency Preparedness in Back-to-School Plans

    SPRINGFIELD – In the next few weeks, students from pre-kindergarten through college will be headed back to school. As parents prepare their students for the new academic year, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies across the state are encouraging parents to include emergency preparedness in their back-to-school plans.​

  •  Family Preparedness Plans Must Include PetsFamily Preparedness Plans Must Include Pets

    SPRINGFIELD – According to a recent survey by the American Pet Products Association, 65 percent of U.S. households include at least one pet. If your family includes a dog, cat, hamster or other furry, feathered or scaly friends, don’t forget to include their unique needs in your home emergency plans.
  •  Shake OutIllinois Residents Encouraged to Register for ‘The Great ShakeOut’ Earthquake Drill

    SPRINGFIELD – Earthquakes occur without warning and can have devastating effects, as the world witnessed this week after a deadly earthquake in Italy. With two seismic zones in the southern part of the state and Illinois residents who travel throughout the world, the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and local emergency management agencies encourage people to participate in the annual Great ShakeOut earthquake drill on Oct. 20 to learn how to stay safe when the earth starts to shake.​
  •  IEMA Cautions “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”IEMA Cautions “When Thunder Roars, Go Indoors”

    SPRINGFIELD – “When thunder roars, go indoors” is more than a catchy phrase about lightning safety. It’s a reminder that you’re at risk of being struck by lightning if you’re outdoors and can hear thunder. That’s the message the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the National Weather Service (NWS) and local emergency management agencies will promote during Lightning Safety Awareness Week June 19-25.

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