Emergency Management



The Boone County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is overseen by the Boone County Sheriff’s Department, and is directed by EMA Coordinator, Dan Zaccard.

It is the responsibility of EMA to protect the lives and property of the citizens of Boone County before a disaster strikes through planning, training, and mitigation and to reduce human suffering after a disaster strikes through prompt and effective coordination of the local response and recovery efforts utilizing partnerships with local ,state, and federal agencies and voluntary organizations.

These voluntary agencies include the Salvation Army, Red Cross, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT),  Amateur Radio Club, and other Emergency Management Volunteers.

For more information on becoming a volunteer in Boone County please visit the following websites:

Potential disasters the county might face include everything from HazMat (Hazardous Materials) incident, plane crashes, floods, tornados and other natural disasters. In addition, since the tragic attack on September 11, 2001, the role of EMA on a county level has expanded dramatically to include training for terrorist attacks including biological, chemical and bomb threats in cooperation with the Homeland Security Office (www.dhs.gov) and the Illinois Terrorism Task Force (www.ready.illinois.gov/ittf).

For further information of Homeland Security (www.dhs.gov) and the Illinois Terrorism Task Force (www.ready.illinois.gov/ittf) please visit the flowing websites:

For local weather information please go to National Weather Service NOAA

Contact Us

615 N. Main Street Phone #: 815-547-1715 Email EMA
Belvidere, IL 61008 Fax #:  815-544-9573 Hours: M-F 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.