Emergency Management

The Village of Lisle's Emergency Management Agency is here to assist citizens in times of emergencies and disasters. 

What is Emergency Management? 

Emergency management is a process where communities manage complex emergencies and disasters in an organized manner with the goal being to improve the outcome of the event. These outcomes can be measured in lives saved, fewer injuries, reduced damages, decreased disruptions, and shorter recovery time.


The primary goals of emergency management are to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce property damage.

There are four principles in the emergency management life cycle:

  • Preparedness: Efforts focused on planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluating, and implementing corrective actions.

  • Response: Mobilization of emergency services and first responders to the disaster area.

  • Recovery: Efforts aimed at returning the levee to full readiness and restoring the affected area to a normal state.

  • Mitigation: Preventing hazards from developing into disasters in the future, as well as reducing the effects of disasters when they occur.

The Lisle Emergency Management Agency operates under the guidance of the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). We work closely with the DuPage County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security who provides continuous training and assistance.