Emergency Management Agency

About the Agency

Northbrook’s Emergency Management Agency prepares for, protects against, responds to, and recovers from natural and manmade incidents and events up to and including major disasters. Northbrook’s EMA provides emergency support to the Village and early emergency response to the Rural Fire Protection District with Northfield Township and Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management.

Preparation for major emergencies and disasters requires contingency planning not only on the part of the Principal Elected Officer and Emergency Management Agency Coordinator, but by all departments and agencies of the Village of Northbrook, including those that may require the assistance and support from the County, Township, State and Federal governments.


The Northbrook Fire Department is certified by Cook County Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and the State of Illinois as the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) for the Village.

State certification as a local Emergency Management Agency (EMA) requires an approved operational plan as well as certain contingencies for man-made or natural disasters. The existence of pre-plans allows Northbrook to mobilize and coordinate major emergency operations without waiting for State assistance or direction. Pre-planning for emergencies may substantially influence the impact of the incident on the community.

West Nile Virus Information

West Nile Virus (WNV) is an infection caused by a virus transmitted by mosquitoes. Most individuals infected with WNV do not experience any signs or symptoms, or may experience only minor ones, such as fever and mild headache. Read more information on the West Nile Virus, and how to report suspected cases.

As always, you can find the most up to date public health information on the CCDPH website.

Measles Information

The Cook County Department of Public Health is investigating cases of measles in suburban Cook County. At this time, the overall risk of getting measles is low and transmission is not widespread.