Join the Frontlines: Iroquois County EMA Calls for Local Heroes


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WATSEKA, IL – Iroquois County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) has launched an urgent call for volunteers, offering a unique opportunity for locals to play an active role in ensuring the safety and well-being of their community.

Scott Anderson, the EMA Coordinator, emphasizes that everyone has a role to play. From supporting first responders and disaster relief groups to enhancing community safety measures, the range of volunteer activities is vast. Training, including weather spotting, traffic control, basic first aid, and even FEMA courses, ensures all volunteers are well-equipped for their tasks.

Residents 18 years or older, with a valid IL driver’s license and a reliable vehicle, are encouraged to apply. Duties could range from assisting during emergencies, village events, weather spotting, to distributing food in crises.

Those interested should promptly send their completed application forms to the Iroquois County EMA at 550 S. 10th Street, Watseka, IL 60970. Anderson assures potential volunteers that once applications are processed, they will be informed about the next training session.

Step up, Iroquois County! Now’s your chance to make a difference.


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