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 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch

IL-IMT team members that deployed to Olive Branch. We were stationed at the Horseshoe Fire Department.
Governor Rauner and Director Joseph talking to the media in Olive Branch.
Governor Rauner thanking Illinois IMT and others in the Command Post for their deployment.
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
Incident Action Plan (IAP) Objectives
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
IESMA, IEMA and ISP Command Vehicles available to Unified Area Command.
MABAS tent city lodging for teams deployed.
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
IL-IMT member Jerry Schneider in the ISP Command Vehicle.
Our fellow Mobile Support Team EMAT and their crew working the EMAT trailer.
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
Some of us took a break and went to Cape Girardeau, MO. If you look carefully you can see prior flood high marks labeled on the wall.
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
2015 - December, Deployment, Flooding, Olive Branch
Levee break

During the last week of 2015, the Midwest, including the State of Illinois, received dramatic amounts of rain. This resulted in fast and unusual winter flooding in many parts of the state with the severest hit in southern Illinois. IL-IMT was put on standby that week and on January 1, 2016, IEMA assigned the team to report to the Command Post in Olive Branch. Team members deployed at all hours of the very early morning from all over the state.  We reported to the MABAS Reception Center that was stationed in front of the Anna Fire Department.

2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville

2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville
2015 - September, Big Yellow Exercise, Mossville

During two days in September, ten IMT members participated at a Caterpillar Facility Full Scale Exercise in Mossville.  IMT was among 26 organizations invited by the Peoria County Healthcare Preparedness Coalition to participate in the important event.  The simulated scenario was a commercial airliner crash landing on a nearby state highway and next to a large occupied Caterpillar office building. IL-IMT member Troy Erbentraut was the Exercise Planning Team Co-Director and was key in getting us invited and providing us a significant role in the event.

2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield

2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield
2015 - August, Prairie Assurance Exercise, Springfield

During three days in August, thirteen IMT members participated in the Prairie Assurance 2015 Exercise.

2015 - April, EMAT/IMT Exercise, Springfield

2015 - April, EMAT/IMT Exercise, Springfield
2015 - April, EMAT/IMT Exercise, Springfield
2015 - April, EMAT/IMT Exercise, Springfield
2015 - April, EMAT/IMT Exercise, Springfield
2015 - April, EMAT/IMT Exercise, Springfield

2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County

2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County
2015 - April, Deployment, Tornado, Ogle County