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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

847-740-2233

847-546-7623

Lake County Sheriff

Lake County Health Department

Lake County Animal Control

847-549-5200

847-377-8000

847-949-9878

Village of Fox Lake

 

State and National Law Enforcement

Village of Fox Lake

Village of Fox Lake Police & Fire non-emergency

847-587-2151

847-587-3100

FBI

Illinois State Police

312-431-1333

847-931-2405

Village of Lakemoor

 

Other Important Numbers

Village of Lakemoor

Fox Lake Fire District non-emergency

815-385-1117

847-587-3100

Centregra

American Red Cross:  www.chicagoredcross.org

Salvation Army

847-344-5000

847-729-6100

847-662-7730

Village of Round Lake

 

Emergency Management Agencies

Village of Round Lake

Village of Round Lake Police non-emergency

Fox Lake Fire District non-emergency

847-546-5400

847-270-9111

847-587-3100

Lake County Emergency Management: www.co.lake.il.us/sheriff/emergenc.htm

Illinois Emergency Management: www.state.il.us/iema

Village of Volo

Village of Volo

Fox Lake Fire District non-emergency

 

 

815-344-4771

847-587-3100

 
 

Family Disaster Planning

FIVE STEPS TO SAFETY

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 (www.redcross.org).

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

REMAIN CALM AND PATIENT.
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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