In 2009, the Illinois Premise Alert Program (Public Act 96 - 0788) was enacted. The program encourages citizens to provide important information regarding people with disabilities or special needs to police, fire and EMS personnel so that they can more effectively respond to emergency situations involving citizens with these needs.
The information provided will be entered into our consolidated dispatch center 911 database. When an address with an Illinois Premise Alert has been entered, 911 dispatchers will see the additional information provided and relay that to responding emergency personnel.
How Is My Information Used?
Information will remain confidential and used only by our police, fire and EMS personnel, but may be shared with other police, fire or EMS agencies as needed to provide services to the individual. The provision of special needs information will not result in preferential treatment.
This information will be kept on file for two years. A notification will be sent prior to the two year deadline to update or renew the information.