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Cook County Prepares to Open Three 24-Hour Warming Centers as Dangerously Cold Weather Arrives

Suburban Centers to Remain Operational Throughout the Holiday Weekend

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Cook County Prepares for Season’s Coldest Temperatures as Winter Storm Watch is Issued for Region

The County is sharing tips and information to keep residents and pets safe

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Online Holiday Shopping Safety Tips

Online holiday shopping can be an alternative to the crowded parking lots, long checkout lines and the general hassle shoppers face during this time of year. But it is not without its pitfalls. Cybercriminals work hard to trick consumers into divulging sensitive information. But there are basic steps online shoppers can take to remain secure online.

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Cook County Kicks Off National Preparedness Month

As National Preparedness Month kicks off, the Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security is sharing helpful tips and information on its Twitter (@CookCountyEMRS) and website (www.cookcountyemergencymanagement.org) throughout September to ensure residents remain safe before, during and after an emergency.

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Cook County Promotes Safety and Preparedness this Fourth of July

The Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) is encouraging families to plan ahead to enjoy a safe Fourth of July holiday.

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Cook County Prepares for Season’s Highest Temperatures As Excessive Heat Warning Is Issued for Region

County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security offers cooling tips and a list of cooling centers for residents

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Severe Weather Preparedness

The Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS) encourages residents to be prepared for severe weather. In Cook County, the most common severe weather hazards residents may experience include thunderstorms, lightning, tornadoes, wind, flooding, and power outages. Regardless of the weather emergency, it’s always a great idea to prepare ahead of time. In order to make you, your family, and home safer during weather emergencies or any disaster, have plans and supplies in place to ensure safety and aid in recovery.

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EMRS Hosting National Incident Management System Course (G0402)

The Cook County Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security is hosting a National Incident Management System (NIMS) Overview Course for senior officials. (G0402)


Please note: This course is not intended for the general public.

Goal: The purpose of this training is to familiarize senior officials with their role in supporting incident management within the National Incident Management system (NIMS).

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Cook County Reminds Residents to Make Pet Preparedness a Priority

The Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security as well as Animal and Rabies Control share tips to help residents keep pets safe during emergency situations

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Cook County Awards $60K to Continue Law Enforcement Narcan Program

Grant one of ten awards totaling more than $400,000 supporting law enforcement and nonprofits

Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle joined representatives from Loyola Medicine, local municipalities and elected officials today to announce $458,322 in funding to law enforcement agencies and nonprofit organizations around Cook County through the Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) program administered by the County’s Department of Emergency Management and Regional Security (EMRS).  

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