In the radio / communications room, the Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is able to communicate directly with all area police, fire, and highway departments; trauma centers; rescue units; the American Red Cross; National Weather Service-Lincoln; utility companies; universities; and local, County, and State of Illinois EMA units along with amateur radio units.

Mobile Communications

McLean County EMA maintains a communications van for on-site incident command, duplicating the operations center's radio room during remote deployments. The van is equipped with the following radio communication systems:

  • Cellular phone
  • Computerized topographical mapping and printing
  • GE Commercial L1HF
  • Global Positioning System (GPS)
  • ICOM 2m / 70cm Amateur
  • Kenwood TK -830H Commercial UHF
  • Kenwood TK-630H Commercial Low Band
  • Kenwood TK-730H Commercial VHF
  • Kenwood TM-V7A 2m / 70cm Amateur
  • NOAA WX Radio
  • Scanner
  • Viking CM 800 MHz

For More Information

If you have any questions, please contact the Emergency Management Agency at (309) 888-5020.