The Fayette County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is responsible for mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery activities for the county, assisting municipalities, cities, and townships to be prepared in the case of catastrophic disaster in their respective jurisdictions.
The agency is also responsible to insure that the county is in compliance with the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), to assure requirements for maximizing preparedness, grant availability, to enhance the safety of the residents, and reduction of property damage through mitigation.
EMA Volunteer Teams
Communications (Amateur Radio Operators)
Emergency Operations Center Team
Ground Search and Rescue Team
Resources Team - Includes:
Storm Spotter Team
Underwater Search and Rescue Team
The Fayette County EMA has many volunteers along with many openings. We are always recruiting. Requirements to become a volunteer are:
Must be 18 years of age
Must be a Fayette County resident
Must have no felony convictions
Volunteers are needed for all disaster related activities. Training is offered at no cost.