The Purpose Of ESDA

Department of Emergency Preparedness (Code of Ordinances – Chapter 8, Article 2)

The coordinator/director shall have direct responsibility for the organization, administration, training, and operation of the DEP, subject to the direction and control of the president as provided by statute.

There is hereby created the department of emergency preparedness (DEP) to prevent, minimize, repair, and alleviate injury or damage resulting from disaster caused by enemy attack, sabotage, or other hostile action, or from natural or manmade disaster, in accordance with “The Illinois Emergency Services and Disaster Act of 1975” (ESDA).