McDonough County Emergency Services and Disaster Agency (MCESDA)
#1 University Circle
413A Memorial Hall
Macomb, IL 61455
The goal of MCESDA is to promote, coordinate and direct a comprehensive emergency management program which addresses the below four phases of Emergency Management:
- Mitigation - To mitigate the effects of a hazard; Activities designed to reduce risk by either preventing the occurrence of an emergency or long-term activities to minimize the potentially adverse effects of an emergency.
- Preparedness – To prepare measures for preserving life and minimizing damage resulting from disasters caused by enemy attack, sabotage, or other hostile action, or from natural or manmade disasters; Activities, programs, and systems that exist before an emergency and are used to support and enhance response to an emergency or disaster.
- Response – To respond to disasters and emergencies to provide necessary assistance to minimize the impact of a disaster or emergency; Activities and programs designed to address the immediate and short-term effects of the onset of an emergency or disaster, to help reduce casualties and damage and to speed recovery.
- Recovery – To recover from disasters and emergency in order to return the county to its normal state; restoring systems to normal.
MCESDA coordinates with Local, State, Federal, volunteer organizations, and business partners to achieve these goals.
During a disaster, MCESDA may activate the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC). The EOC team is made up of Local policy decision makers that will coordinate the response and operations of resources. The EOC team may be expanded or contracted, depending on the scope of the disaster.