The Village of Oak Park | 123 Madison St.  Oak Park, IL 60302 |

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Emergency Preparedness

Oak Park has long been prepared for emergencies that could create major disruptions for residents. Trucks and trains hauling potentially dangerous materials routinely pass through the community. In addition, these same transportation lines could experience major accidents that, while not involving hazardous materials, still would require the mobilization of large numbers of emergency medical personnel, evacuation of entire sections of the community and extensive traffic control initiatives. Even the potential problems created by a break in a municipal natural gas line has long been a part of Oak Park's emergency response training and has given emergency response personnel extensive experience in dealing effectively with potentially dangerous situations.