DeKalb County Illinois Local Emergency Planning Committee
1826 Barber Greene Road, DeKalb IL 60115
FAX: 815- 756-8705
Section 6: Emergency Response Resources
EPCRA §10003(c)(6) reads:
Community Emergency Response Resources
The LEPC must have a good understanding of the communities’ resources. DeKalb County is a largly agricultural county with many independent municipalities and a state university, Northern Illinois University. The LEPC is working on obtaining information on fire departments, emergency management agencies, public works departments, and parks and recreation departments.
The LEPC is working with other organizations to obtain comprehensive lists of community emergency response equipment. The LEPC does not intend to recreate these lists when other organizations maintain similar listings.
The Illinois Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) maintains a comprehensive list of DeKalb County Fire Department apparatus, equipment, and resources. In addition, MABAS maintains a comprehensive list of all HazMat equipment and resources in the area.
The LEPC will obtain the following information for each Fire Department:
The LEPC needs to obtain additional information from each department:
The LEPC would also like to obtain the following information for each fire station:
Emergency Management Agencies
Three municipalities, DeKalb City, Sandwich and Sycamore, also maintain Emergency Services and Disaster Agencies (ESDA's). The LEPC will obtain the following information for each ESDA:
The LEPC seeks to obtain the following information:
Many municipalities maintain a Public Works department. The LEPC will obtain the following information for each Public Works department:
The LEPC seeks to obtain the following information on the types and quantity of equipment on hand:
Facility Emergency Response Resources
The LEPC will work on obtaining facility-specific listings of emergency response resources.
EHS facilities in DeKalb County are regulated by the Illinois Department of Labor. These facilities are required to plan for chemical emergency response under OSHA's Hazard Communication standard (CFR 1910.120) for facilities handling hazardous materials.Facilities are required to have response equipment on hand, or contract with a outside emergency response contractor. Many facilities will stock spill materials such as absorbent pads or booms.