2016 - Prairie Dragon Exercise

2016 - Prairie Dragon Exercise
2016 - Prairie Dragon Exercise
2016 - Prairie Dragon Exercise
2016 - Prairie Dragon Exercise
2016 - Prairie Dragon Exercise
2016 - Prairie Dragon Exercise
2016 - Prairie Dragon Exercise
2016 - Prairie Dragon Exercise
2016 - Prairie Dragon Exercise

In this exercise LaSalle County entered a Delegation of Authority with IL-IMT with instruction of our roles, responsibilities and timetables. The exercise incident was an event involving a semi-truck crash into a building in Marseilles Area with possible indications of a terrorism nexus. Illinois Task Force 1, the Illinois National Guard CERF-P (Chemical, Biological, Radiological/Nuclear and Explosive Enhanced Response Force Package) and IL-IMT were players in this exercise.

2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security

2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security
2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security
2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security
2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security
2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security
2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security
2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security
2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security
2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security
2016 June Team Meeting at Cook County Department of Homeland Security

On June 10th the IL-IMT Advisory Board and Team Leads met to discuss items for the good of the organization. Approved minutes of those meetings are published in the quarter following the meeting on the team website (www.il-imt.org). On June 11th we had a full day agenda of CCDHS tours, GIS training and WebEOC. 

2016 EMAT/IMT Spring Exercise

2016 EMAT/IMT Spring Exercise
2016 EMAT/IMT Spring Exercise
2016 EMAT/IMT Spring Exercise
2016 EMAT/IMT Spring Exercise
2016 EMAT/IMT Spring Exercise
2016 EMAT/IMT Spring Exercise

On April 27th IL-IMT participated in a joint exercise with Emergency Management Assistance Team (EMAT) prior to the Illinois Emergency Services Management Association (IESMA) training summit held in Springfield. The venues included two trailers simulating IMT being located in cities of Harrisburg and Carbondale communicating with a southern Illinois EOC. The disaster was the result of a New Madrid Fault Earthquake. The EOC then communicated with the State EOC.

2015 - March, Deployment, RR Hazmat (Bakken Crude), Galena/JoDaviess County

Train derailment with fire
Train derailment with fire
Carbon cloud being emitted from the fire
Assets organizing in the staging area
IL-IMT PSC Dennis Bingheim providing the morning brief.
IL-IMT members on the left are Joe Kelley and Gene Ryan.
2015 - March, Deployment, RR Hazmat (Bakken Crude), Galena/JoDaviess County
2015 - March, Deployment, RR Hazmat (Bakken Crude), Galena/JoDaviess County
Scene approximately 4 days after the incident started

JoDaviess County EMA notified the State Emergency Operations Center that they would like to have 3 postions filled by the State IMT team.  The incident was a train derailment located south of Galena in rural JoDaviess County.  The derailment caused train cars carrying Bakken Crude to catch fire but no oil leaked into the Mississippi River.