Carbondale Office of Emergency Management

Carbondale Office of Emergency Management Our mission is to prepare and coordinate actions to minimize loss of life and property damage This page is maintained by a volunteer staff.

We make every effort to pass along the latest information, but this is not always possible. This page should not be used, and is not intended to be used, as anyone's sole resource for emergency information. The use of local media and NOAA weather radio is recommended. We also recommend everyone have a tone alert, NOAA weather radio in their home to receive severe weather notifications directly fro

m the National Weather Service. These weather radios are available at most major retailers and online.

The CFD is happy to participate in this year's Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots annual toy collection for Carbondale. ...
12/05/2023

The CFD is happy to participate in this year's Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots annual toy collection for Carbondale. Both Fire Station 1 (600 E. College) and Fire Station 2 (401 N. Glenview) have donation boxes for anyone wishing to make a toy donation. The last day to drop off toys is Wednesday, December 13.

To register a child, you must be the parent or legal guardian and can call 618-303-0149. Carbondale toys distribution will be held Saturday, December 16, 10am-4pm at 606 1/2 E. College Street.

Thank you for your continued support!

11/23/2023
The last day to drop off food is Saturday, November 18!The CFD is happy to participate in this year's Boys Scouts of Ame...
11/17/2023

The last day to drop off food is Saturday, November 18!

The CFD is happy to participate in this year's Boys Scouts of America annual food drive. All food items donated will go directly to the food pantry at Bethel AME Church.

Both Fire Station 1 (600 E. College) and Fire Station 2 (401 N. Glenview) have donation boxes for anyone wishing to make a non-perishable food donation.

Thank you for your continued support!

The CFD is happy to participate in this year's Boys Scouts of America annual food drive. All food items donated will go ...
11/14/2023

The CFD is happy to participate in this year's Boys Scouts of America annual food drive. All food items donated will go directly to the food pantry at Bethel AME Church.

Both Fire Station 1 (600 E. College) and Fire Station 2 (401 N. Glenview) have donation boxes for anyone wishing to make a non-perishable food donation. The last day to drop off food is Saturday, November 18.

Thank you for your continued support!

11/09/2023

Here are a bunch of helpful tips when it comes to winter driving. Review these before heading out on snowy/icy roadways. Review these with young or newly licensed drivers as well.

11/09/2023

Many winter weather related vehicle accidents are a result of a handful of bad driving habits or road conditions. Reducing your speed, making gentle movements and staying focused make a big difference in reducing accidents.

11/09/2023

Sometimes the first snowfall of the season, no matter how light, can cause major problems on the roadways, simply because we are not used to degraded road conditions. Always utilize the rule of slowing down and leaving distance between you and other vehicles.

11/08/2023

Make sure to check off these tips before venturing out during adverse winter weather conditions. While staying home during winter weather is not always possible, utilizing these tips will help ensure you are doing all you can to prepare for hazardous winter driving conditions.

11/08/2023

Winterizing your vehicle is an essential part of winter weather preparedness. By spending some time now to make sure your vehicle is in tip top shape, will go a long way to keeping you safe this winter season.

11/08/2023

The best way to prevent hypothermia is to limit your time outdoors and dress appropriately for the cold and stay dry. Make sure your heat is working properly and check on the elderly and those living alone.

11/07/2023

Hypothermia is a serious condition in which your body temperatures drops below 95 deg. When your body temperature is too low, it affects your brain, making you unable to think clearly or move well. Know the warning signs of hypothermia.

11/07/2023

When treating frostbite, refer to these tips. If frostbite is severe, it is best to seek medical attention. Since the skin becomes numb when frostbitten, it is difficult to know how severe your case might be. Look for any changes in skin color.

11/07/2023

Understand the symptoms of the different degrees of frostbite. Damage to your skin gets progressively worse the longer it is exposed to cold temperatures.

11/07/2023

Frostbite occurs when your skin/tissue freeze due to exposed to cold temperatures. It becomes progressively worse the longer your skin is exposed.

11/07/2023

Small animals seek warmth inside parked cars during cold weather. Be sure to check your vehicles before starting your engine!

11/07/2023

Pets need special attention during times of extreme weather. Remember that if it is too cold for you to be outside, it is too cold for them. If your pets must be outside, provide warm and dry shelter as well as plenty of food and fresh water.

11/07/2023
11/07/2023

When wind chill values are dangerously low, stay inside as much as possible to avoid frostbite and hypothermia. If you must go outdoors, dress properly in warm layers, cover your extremities and limit your time in the cold weather.

11/07/2023

Join us for a special Facebook Live event with a panel of staff members from NWS Paducah and our core partners on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at 7PM CST. This panel discussion will revolve around your questions relating to winter weather preparedness.

This is for the 2023 Winter Weather Preparedness Campaign (it's a misprint)
11/07/2023

This is for the 2023 Winter Weather Preparedness Campaign (it's a misprint)

Winter weather awareness week is coming up for the 4 state area. Here are the following campaign dates per state: IN: Nov. 5-11, IL: Nov. 6-10, MO: Nov. 6-10. Over this time, we will be sending out informative graphics to get you ready for the upcoming winter season.

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401 North Glenview Drive
Carbondale, IL
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