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Roles And Responsibilities

Types of Responses 

Calls Received (2022)

1,303 total calls received

  • Des Plaines-652
  • Springfield-302
  • Collinsville-193

For information on HazMat reports visit Illinois Emergency Management Agency-Office of Homeland Security

The OER provide assistance in the form of:

  • Technical information about identification, chemical properties, toxicity and potential dangers of a given hazardous material
  • Monitoring or testing of air, water, soil or containers 
  • Advice about:
    • Containment of hazardous material
    • Restoration of environment, including cleanup objectives
    • Evacuation recommendations
    • Disposal or treatment of hazardous materials
  • Oversight to assure completeness of cleanup actions taken by responsible parties 
  • Documenting violations of the Illinois Environmental Protection Act for possible legal action
  • Professional personnel, technical assistance and equipment to assist public safety officials