The Department coordinates many of the activities that plan for the mitigation, response to, and recovery from any emergency that might affect the City and its citizens. The department is part of Montgomery County Emergency Management and has a City Liaison from the Fire Department who represents the City. In a major emergency affecting the village , the team, which includes members from all village departments, is assembled to execute emergency management of the City operations during a crisis.
The director, the deputy chief, and an appointed director of planning and preparedness are regular members of the Village Emergency Management Team., is assembled in the village's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in the lower level of Village Hall to execute emergency management of village operations during the crisis.
The City will sound its eight sirens in the event of a tornado or funnel cloud sighting, or other emergency situations requiring residential notification. Several of the sirens are capable of giving verbal instructions as may be warranted. Sirens are located throughout the City and the Lake area.
In the event of an emergency, residents are urged to monitor the local television and radio stations. If you have a weather radio, you can monitor the NOAA National Weather Service for up-to-the-minute information.
Watch vs. Warning
During extreme weather conditions, a WATCH means conditions are favorable but may not yet occurring or imminent. You are encouraged to monitor conditions and be prepared to take necessary precautions. Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 for updates.
A WARNING indicates conditions present and may be occurring or are imminent, such as a tornado, and you should take IMMEDIATE precautions and shelter. A TORNADO WARNING will also warrant the activation of City sirens. Please DO NOT call 9-1-1 for further information.