X
GO

Welcome to Will County, Illinois Website

Denise Winfrey Will County ExecutiveDear Neighbors:

Welcome to the Will County government’s main website.  Our county has been one of the fastest-growing counties in the state and the nation over the last decade and continues to be a vibrant and diverse community.  All are welcome here and we hope you choose to live, work, and raise your family in our community.

As your County Executive, I am a strong believer in transparency and collaboration to make progress for all our residents.  This website is one way we are sharing information about how your county government is working for you. 

We welcome your comments and suggestions on how we can better serve you and our community. Best wishes to you and your family!

Denise E. Winfrey

Will County Executive

 

What's Happening in Will County

Nina Campbell
/ Categories: News, Press Releases, Home Page

Will County Acquires Mobile Generators for Emergencies

Will County Exec Letterhead - A. TuskeyFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                        

Jan. 9, 2015                                                                        

Will County Acquires Mobile Generators for Emergencies

Will County now has extra tools to use during emergencies and disasters when power is needed.  The County’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA) recently received a fleet of five generator trailers provided through an Illinois Terrorism Task Force program.  These generators have been allocated to twelve groups across the state.

If electrical service is disrupted, the generators can be used to power facilities such as public safety buildings, water and sewer facilities, communication sites, and other locations important for maintaining public safety.  The generators may also be used at emergency scenes where power to run emergency operations may not be nearby.

Will County Executive Larry Walsh said these generators are an important addition to the county’s EMA office.

 “Will County is fortunate to have dedicated emergency responders who work hard to keep our residents safe,” Walsh said. “No one is immune to emergencies and we must always strive to be as prepared as possible.  These generators are an important resource to help us reach that goal.”

According to Harold Damron, Will County EMA director, the staff and volunteers will store and maintain the generators.

“We have a dependable group of volunteers to help us keep this equipment ready and are available to respond when emergencies occur,” said Damron. “The generators will be available for use by the County or any of its communities. As part of the statewide program, they may also be deployed to major disasters elsewhere in the State.”

The generators include cables, power distribution boxes, and other equipment needed to supply power.  The value of all of the equipment, paid for by the State using Federal homeland security funds, is approximately $200,000. 

-END-

Cutline: One of five emergency generators acquired by Will County through a State Terrorism Task Force program. (Photo Courtesy Will County EMA)

Previous Article Will County offers discount for spay/neuter services during the month of February
Next Article Sunny Hill to host outpatient therapy open house Jan. 21
Print
6152

 

CARES Act applications are now being accepted
 
Local Government Assistance

Will County is accepting applications from local governments for reimbursement.

Local Government Assistance Application


Non-Profit Application

This application is now closed. Thank you for applying. If you have submitted an application to the program your application is under review. If you have questions regarding your application please email caresnfp@willcountyillinois.com.

 

Tribute to Former Will County Executive Larry Walsh 10.15.2020

Senator Dick Durbin (D, IL) pays tribute to the life and service of Larry Walsh Sr.

facebook   twitter   Linked In       Youtube

 

Employment Opportunities

Upcoming Events

«November 2020»
SunMonTueWedThuFriSat
25262728293031
1234567
891011121314
15161718192021
22232425262728
293012

Public Health & Safety Committee - 10:00 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, email: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone: 815.740.4602.

Read more
3

Executive Committee - 10 a.m.

Meetings will be held in the County Board Committee Room in the Will County Office Building, 302 N. Chicago St., Joliet, Illinois, unless stated otherwise. Meeting agendas and cancellations are available on the website www.willcountyboard.com. To contact us, e-mail: countyboard@willcountyillinois.com or phone 815.740.4602.

Read more
45

Upcoming events Events RSSiCalendar export

View Full Calendar