NEW! Ready to Respond Community Designation

Illinois' Ready to Respond Community Program is designed to recognize the preparedness efforts of communities statewide. Ready to Respond Community recognizes a community’s acceptance and achievement of criterion developed by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency and endorsed by the statewide association of local emergency managers, the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association for a better prepared community.

The Ready Community Application Criteria is currently under revisions. If you have any questions, please contact Abby Damm at