One of the primary goals of the Village of Skokie is to provide a safe and secure Village. To meet this goal, the Village has an Emergency Management Plan:
HazMat Trained Professionals on Staff
Officers in Police, Fire and Emergency Medical Response Who Are Available at All Times
Reciprocal Agreements With Other Agencies to Provide Additional Services During Emergencies
Emergency Response Unit
The Village's emergency response team is called into action during snow emergencies and prolonged power outages. The team is also prepared to respond to other types of emergencies. Members of the team have received extensive training in emergency management from the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA), the American Red Cross and various other professional organizations.
During a Village-wide emergency such as severe weather or other hazardous situations, the Village of Skokie will sound the warning sirens.