Emergency Management Agency

Director/Commander Kevin Schoenhofen

EMA Website: www.cr-emergency.org


Emergency Management is the managerial function charged with creating the framework that helps communities reduce vulnerability to hazards and cope with disasters.

The mission of the Chicago Ridge Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is to provide Chicago Ridge residents, businesses, organizations, and local government the education and support necessary to reduce the loss of life and human suffering, to minimize property damage, and to protect areas from all types of disasters through prevention, protection, mitigation, response, and recovery efforts using a comprehensive, risk-based, all-hazard approach to emergency management.

The Chicago Ridge EMA is responsible for the development and maintenance of a County-wide and State Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) to coordinate resources in the county for threatened or actual emergencies or disasters such as severe storms, tornadoes, hazardous materials incidents, or other natural or man-made disasters.  

The village EMA 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).


Director/Commander Schoenhofen supervises a staff that consists of 2 Lieutenants, 1 Sergeant and up to 10 total active Officers. 

Commander Kevin Schoenhofen: kschoenhofen@cr-emergency.org

Lieutenant Kim Griswold: kgriswold@cr-emergency.org

Lieutenant James Buagh: jbuagh@cr-emergency.org

Hiring Information; Hiring@cr-emergency.org or visit www.cr-emergency.org