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Homeland Security & Disaster Preparedness
Begin at Home in Grant Township
To Report an Emergency Dial 9-1-1

Grant Township
26725 W. Molidor Road
Ingleside, IL 60041

24 Hour Emergency Number 847-546-7623
Office 847-740-2233
Fax 847-740-2255

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Resource Non-Emergency Numbers

In an Emergency, Call 9-1-1

Grant Township


Lake County


Grant Township

Grant Township Highway Department



Lake County Sheriff

Lake County Health Department

Lake County Animal Control




Village of Fox Lake


State and National Law Enforcement

Village of Fox Lake

Village of Fox Lake Police & Fire non-emergency




Illinois State Police



Village of Lakemoor


Other Important Numbers

Village of Lakemoor

Fox Lake Fire District non-emergency




American Red Cross:

Salvation Army




Village of Round Lake


Emergency Management Agencies

Village of Round Lake

Village of Round Lake Police non-emergency

Fox Lake Fire District non-emergency




Lake County Emergency Management:

Illinois Emergency Management:

Village of Volo

Village of Volo

Fox Lake Fire District non-emergency






CDC Guide to Extreme Heat
Disaster Preparedness at Home: Filter Out the Damages
Disaster Prep & Self Storage - What You Need to Know
What You Need to Know to Keep Your Family & Belongings Safe
PA DMV Emergency Driving Tips
Emergency Preparedness for Seniors & the Disabled
Humane Society - Protect Your Pets
Ready for Anything: First Aid for Pets

Family Disaster Planning


1. Find out what could happen to you.
  • Contact your local Red Cross Chapter or Lake County Emergency Operations office before a disaster occurs – be prepared to take notes.

  • Ask what types of disaster are most likely to happen.

  • Learn your community’s warning signals.

  • Ask about animal care after a disaster.

  • Find out how to help elderly or disabled persons, if needed.

  • Find out about the disaster plans at your workplace, and your children’s school or day care.

2. Create a disaster plan.
  • Meet with your family and discuss why you need to prepare for disaster.

  • Discuss the types of disasters that are most likely to happen.

  • Pick two places to meet:
    (1) Right outside your home in case of sudden emergency, like fire.
    (2) Outside your neighborhood in case you can’t return home.

  • Ask an out-of-state friend to be your “family contact.” After a disaster, its often easier to call long distance.

  • Discuss what to do in an evacuation. Plan how to take care of your pets.

3. Complete this checklist:
  • Post emergency telephone numbers by phones (fire, police, ambulance, etc.).

  • Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1 or your local Emergency Medical Services number for emergency help.

  • Show each family member how and when to turn off the utilities (water, gas, and electricity) at the main switches.

  • Check if you have adequate insurance coverage.

  • Get training from the fire department for each family member on how to use the fire extinguisher (ABC type), and show them where it’s kept.

  • Install smoke detectors on each level of your home.

  • Conduct a home hazard hunt.

  • Determine the best escape routes from your home.

  • Find the safe places in your home for each type of disaster.


4. Stock emergency supplies.
  • Assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit—find out how by checking the Red Cross web site (

5. Practice and maintain your plan.
  • Quiz your kids every six months or so.

  • Conduct fire and emergency evacuations.

  • Replace stored water and stored food every six months.

  • Test and recharge your fire extinguisher(s).

  • Test your smoke detectors monthly; change at least once a year.

If Disaster Strikes

Put your plan into action.
  • Remain calm and patient

  • Check for injuries.

  • Give first aid and get help for seriously injured people.

  • Listen to your battery-powered radio for news and instructions.

Check for damage in your home.
  • Use flashlights. Do not light matches or turn on electrical switches, if you suspect damage.

  • Sniff for gas leaks, starting at the water heater. If you smell gas or suspect a leak, turn off the main gas valve, open windows, and get everyone outside quickly.

  • Clean up spilled medicines, bleaches, gasoline, and other flammable liquids immediately.

Remember to . . .
  • Confine or secure your pets.

  • Call your family contact, and do not use the telephone again unless it is a life-threatening emergency.

  • Check on your neighbors, especially elderly or disabled persons.

  • Make sure you have an adequate water supply in case service is cut off.

  • Stay away from downed power lines.


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