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Whats New:


2016 / 2017 EOP Update has been completed and approved by IEMA for a two year period. 

2017 EMA Grant approved by IEMA.


Upcoming Events

NWS Storm Spotters Class January 30, 2017 - 6:30 P.M.  Marion County Fairgrounds - Exhibit Building - Contact Person, Terry, 618-267-0264

Recent Events:

Great Central U.S. Shakeout  



The City of Salem Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) has been reviewed and approved by IEMA R9 Office. 12/12/2016  Next update due December 31, 2018

Participated in the Great Central U.S. Shakeout Drill on October 20, 2016

Public Safety Night was held during the 2016 - 76th Marion County Fair in Salem on Thursday August 4.

Salem Emergency Management had Preparedness Booth at the Salem Fire Protection District during October of 2016.  Great turnout of folks!

Salem Emergency Management participated in the Marion County Public Health Department FULL Scale Exercise on September 7, 2016

 Two major structure fires occurred in Salem on September 25 and 27, 2015.   Several area fire departments assisted Salem Fire District, Marion County EMA, City of Centralia EMA assisted Salem EMA.  The City of Salem was accredited a Full Scale Exercise with this event.



  1. Create an emergency communications plan by, choosing an out-of-town friend of family member your household will call to check on the well-being of your family.  Your selected contact should live far enough away that they will probably not be affected by the event.
  2. Assemble a disaster supplies kit by, including special need items for household members such as, babies, the elderly and people with disabilities.  Also be sure to include a first aid kit and a change of clothing for each family member.
  3. Establish a meeting place by, choosing a meeting place for your family should you have to evacuate your home.
  4. Check on your Childs school emergency plan.  Know if they will release your child to a designated person or if they will keep your child at school in their designated safe place.  Ask what kind of authorization is needed to release your child to someone else but you. 

If a Terrorist Attack occurs, remain calm, follow orders from local emergency officials, listen to radio or television news for updates and instructions, check yourself and household members for injuries, shut off damaged utilities, secure your pets, contact your emergency contact and if possible, check on your neighbors.

If you are ordered to evacuate, wear long sleeved shirts, long pants and sturdy shoes.  Take your supplies kit and pets with you.  REMEMBER, pets are NOT permitted in public shelters so have arrangements made in advance for housing your pets.  Lock and secure your home.  Contact your emergency contact and inform them of your new location.  Shut off all utilities before leaving.  It is not recommended for children to watch news reports if the reports show pictures.  It may be frightening to children.  Persons in contact with biological or chemical agents may need to go through a decontamination procedure and or receive immediate medical attention.  For more information on first aid and AED/CPR classes, contact your local American Red Cross chapter located in your telephone directory or by visiting, www.redcross.org



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