Emergency Services & Disaster Agency2018-10-31T10:32:35+00:00

Jill Taylor

ESDA Coordinator

Erin Lorenzen
Assistant Coordinator

1023 N High St
PO Box 1002
Paris, Illinois 61944

PH: 217-466-3180
FAX: 217-463-4303

Monday-Friday 8am-12pm
Excluding Legal Holidays


esda-exerciseThe primary responsibility of the Edgar County Emergency Services & Disaster Agency (ESDA) is to better prepare Edgar County for natural or man-made disasters and emergencies.

ESDA coordinates the county’s disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery programs and activities. It functions as the coordinating unit of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), maintains the county’s Emergency Operations Center and updates the Emergency Operations Plan. ESDA assists local governments with multi-hazard emergency operation plans and coordinates state and federal resources during a disaster.


    Emergency Services & Disaster Agency

    Signup for Emergency Alerts! ESDA is the lead agency in the operation of Edgar County Alert, the primary means of warning the public of any safety issues. EC Alert is an electronic system that calls all telephone land lines and registered cell or Internet phones. You may also receive email notifications. Warnings are sent only to locations affected by emergency. Register your number online at EDGAR COUNTY ALERT.

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    603, 2017

    2017 Severe Weather Fact Sheet

    National Weather Service Lincoln, IL Severe Weather Preparedness Week: March 5 - 11, 2017 A statewide Tornado Drill will be conducted at 10:00 am Tuesday March 7th All NWS offices in IL will issue an

    303, 2017

    Weather Spotter Training

    The National Weather Service & Edgar County ESDA will be hosting this event. Severe storm spotters are a VITAL part of the warning process and plays a critical role in getting timely warnings and information out to the public during severe

    303, 2017

    ESDA Open House

    Come Join Edgar County ESDA along with Paris Fire, Edgar County Special Service Ambulance, Paris Police, and Red Cross for an Open House Organizations will be promoting severe weather preparedness and raffling off NOAA Weather

    910, 2015

    Build a “Go” Bag

    If you need to leave your home, be ready to go as quickly as possible. Having a Go Bag in an accessible place ensures that you and your family are prepared for whatever situation arises.

    910, 2015

    Disaster Kit Supply List

    This information is reproduced from the one found in the Ready.Illinois.gov brochure. WATER Store water in plastic containers such as soft drink bottles. Avoid using containers that will decompose or break, such as milk cartons or

    910, 2015

    Disaster Preparedness

    Emergencies come in many sizes and shapes. Fires, tornadoes, flooding, civil unrest, car accidents and generally hazardous weather; heat, cold and storms. In central Illinois many of our small communities rely on neighbors and volunteer emergency personnel