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What is Emergency Management?

Emergency Management is the process of coordinating resources to deal effectively with emergencies to save lives and minimize economic loss.  The four phases of emergency management include: preparation, response, mitigation, and recovery.  Of these, preparation is the most important. 

As this site is developed further, we will provide the public with information to help prepare for a variety of emergencies that can affect the citizens in Marion County, Illinois.  This includes situations ranging from Winter Storms to Tornados and Fires.

To contact us, email

Marion County ESDA
1999 South Marion
Salem, IL 62881

Tel: 618-548-9162
Fax: 618-548-9163

Donald Brooks,


Sharon Brooks,
Assistant Coordinator


The Marion County, Illinois, Emergency Services started as Civil Defense in 1960.  Don Brooks was appointed as coordinator and Sharon Brooks as Assistant Coordinator in 1998.  I would like to thank Coordinator John Stover, who was the previous Coordinator, for all of his help and in doing a great job.

Don Brooks, 2007