Emergency Management is responsible for developing a county-wide emergency preparedness plan to coordinate all resources in McHenry County for any foreseeable emergency or disaster-such as storms, air crashes, hazardous materials incidents, police emergencies, etc. Emergency Management provides coordination and acts as a liaison between local government, state and federal agencies during disasters & emergencies.
McHenry County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) also coordinates response to Hazardous Materials incidents and serves as the staff agency for the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the McHenry County Coordinating Council. The Council will serve in a coordinating role for State, township, municipal, and county functions to pool their collective knowledge to support preparation and mitigation efforts.
McHenry County EMA has a staff of 4 full-time employees and over 50 volunteers.