The village Emergency Services and Disaster Agency Organization (ESDA) shall perform such emergency services and disaster relief functions within the village as shall be prescribed in and by the state emergency services and disaster agency plan and program prepared by the governor, and such orders, rules, and regulations as may be promulgated by the governor, and, in addition, shall perform such duties outside the corporate limits as may be required pursuant to any mutual aid agreement with any other political subdivision, municipality or quasi-municipality entered into as provided by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency (EMA), Act, 20 ILCS 3305/1 et seq. (Code 1978, 2-5-3).
The EMA is the new department which has replaced the ESDA. Police Chief Rob Pyznarski is the coordinator of EMA. Chief Pyznarski has direct responsibility for the organization, administration, training, and operation of the village emergency management agency organization, subject to the direction and control of the village president as provided by statute.
Assisting Chief Pyznarski with day to day operation of EMA is Commander Bryan Pudinoff. Commander Pudinoff supervises a lieutenant and up to 14 active members. These members are paid a small stipend for their many hours of time devoted to the safety of our village.