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Posted on: August 9, 2018

[ARCHIVED] Westmont Emergency Management Agency Seeks Volunteers

Village of Westmont
Date Issued:  August 9, 2018

The Westmont Emergency Management Agency is a group of citizen volunteers who have been trained to assist our professional emergency services personnel for a variety of situations and duties.  The EMA works with the Westmont Fire Department, Police Department, various DuPage County agencies, and other entities as needed to assist with the coordinated response to disasters and emergencies.

Currently, Westmont EMA is seeking volunteers to sign up and get involved.  Following are the goals and objectives of the EMA:
  • To prepare for various emergency situations 
  • To train and educate Village staff in regards to emergency preparedness and operations
  • To respond to an emergency situation with equipment & manpower when necessary
  • In cases of severe disasters, assist the Village in the effort of restoring basic needs and providing resources
  • To ensure that emergency operation protocols and the Village Disaster Plan are current and regularly updated
“Our EMA volunteers serve an important role for our community,” said Fire Chief David Weiss.  “Without the help of these volunteers, we simply would not have enough staff to assist us in various situations.  If you are looking for a way to help support the community, I encourage you to sign up for EMA and get involved.”

To learn more about the EMA, contact the Westmont Fire Department at 630-981-6400.  Your community involvement will be greatly appreciated.

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Contact: Larry McIntyre
Village of Westmont - Communications Director/PIO
630-417-0280
lmcintyre@westmont.il.gov
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