811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560
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Emergency Response

To be prepared is to be ready...

We all have a role in emergency preparedness.  Every person can do something to help make our families and communities safer and better prepared. The Kendall County Health Department is taking necessary steps to prepare and appropriately respond to a variety of family emergencies.

The Health Department is committed to:

  • Planning for emergencies
  • Preparing the community
  • Practicing its plans
  • Protecting its residents
What is Emergency Preparedness?

Emergency Preparedness is being ready for a disaster, or emergency.  It is necessary to plan how to respond to various events and to regularly practice those plans.  A well thought out plan can be used in events, such as natural disaster, disease outbreaks, and bioterrorism.  A good plan can be used in almost any situation.

Everyone should do their part.

Even a small amount of preparation can make a huge difference in an emergency.  The Health Department is doing its part by creating plans, practicing them, conducting training, and soliciting volunteers.  There are simple basic steps residents can take to do their part.  

You may contact Kendall County Health Department's Emergency Response Coordinator to learn more about preparedness planning in Kendall County.

Disaster Distress Helpline

Please call 800-985-5990 or text 'TalkWithUs' to 66746 if you need help and support for any distress that you or someone you care about may be feeling related to any disaster. Learn more about the Disaster Distress Helpline here.

Serving the Residents of Kendall County Since 1966
811 W. John Street, Yorkville, IL 60560   •   630-553-9100