Training Provides Key Non-Emergency Departments with Roles in Disaster Response
Kane County participated in a daylong training course on emergency response protocols based on the Federal Emergency Management Agency's National Incident Management System. The readiness training was designed to enhance coordination and communications among various Kane County agencies and departments that may be involved in an emergency response.
During a disaster, the first to respond are typically the Kane County Sheriff, municipal police and fire and Kane County's Office of Emergency Management. Assisting in those operations (either on scene or behind the scenes) can be the Kane County Division of Transportation, Public Information Office, Coroner, Animal Control, Health Department, Finance Department and Regional Office of Education.
Representatives from those offices/departments also took part in the incident management training.