Emergency Management Agency

Lyndon Thies

Lyndon Thies
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(618) 826-5007 ext 630

(618) 826-3702

2515 State St
Chester, Illinois 62233

Rick Grah
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The EMA office is responsible for managing resources and acquiring assets during and after a disaster. The EMA office also provides disaster preparation training. Please refer to this website for confirmed information. In emergency situations, there is sometimes mis-information circulated.

What We Do

  • Emergency Services
  • Liason among County, State and Federal Governments
  • Damage Assessment
  • DA teams disperse after a disaster to assess the situation and report

Earthquake awareness should be on everyone’s mind. Do you have an earthquake kit prepared? You should have food and water for at least 72 hours!

To All Pet Owners:

The likelihood your pet will survive a disaster like an earthquake, flood or tornado rides on your planning for them. Here is what you should do:

  • Download a pet preparedness app.
  • Assemble a pet emergency supply kit.
  • ID your pet with a collar and tag, or consider micro chipping your pet.
  • Determine where you would evacuate with your pet as some shelters may not accommodate animals.
  • Create a buddy system with someone where you can help each other’s pets if one of you is away during a disaster.
  • Take a selfie with you and your pet in case you need to find your pet after a disaster.


How do I become a weather spotter?

Randolph County Emergency Service Disaster Assistance hosts classes by the National Weather Service and you will be issued an identification number from the National Weather Service.

Where can I get information on current weather conditions?

Listen to National Weather Service Radio, The Weather Channel, regional television stations, or radio station WHCO. Virtually all smart phones have free weather apps you can download. You may also want to purchase a kinetic-powered emergency radio in case of a power loss.

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