Emergency Services & Disaster Agency2018-10-31T10:32:35-05:00

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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    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

    1307, 2015


    From the Thursday, July 9, 2015 Prairie Press. ESDA has set up system to provide residents with a text, e-mail or voice message from NWS BY:  GARY HENRY ~ ghenry@prairiepress.net Getting advance warning of a tornado