FOIA Request Log - Emergency Management and Communications

File an Emergency Management & Communications FOIA Request

The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) is a state law that provides citizens with access to public records.  Each City department is a separate agency responsible for maintaining its own records, so requests should be submitted to the department that maintains the records you want.

All Freedom of Information requests submitted to City of Chicago departments must include the following information:

1)The name, mailing address and contact information of the requester;

2)A description of the records that are being requested.

Emergency Management & Communications FOIA Information:

For Emergency Management & Communications FOIA requests, write to:

Website:                                   Click Here               

Fax:                                           312.746.9120

Mail:                                          1411 W. Madison St.
                                                 Chicago, IL 60607


Please note that all FOIA requests are posted online.  FOIA requests are public information, and when you submit a FOIA request, your name and information about the request will be made available on the City's website.


Please be specific about the information you are seeking, and indicate the exact locations and dates.  Please indicate in your request how you would like the information sent to you (via email, mail, or available to pick up at our office).



A short summary of its purpose:

The mission of the Chicago Office of Emergency Management and Communications (OEMC) is to manage incidents both emergency and non-emergency, coordinate events, operate communications systems, and provide technological support to the City of Chicago.  Specifically, the OEMC is tasked with operating the 911 Call Center and 311 City Services, coordinating traffic management, managing incidents, directing emergency an non-emergency events, and providing technology, among other forms of support to City departments.

A block diagram giving its functional subdivisions:

Emergency Management and Communications organizational chart

The total amount of its operating budget:


2013 OEMC Budget

Corporate Funding $77,502,531
Midway Funding $2,048,297
O'Hare Funding $4,634,485
Grants $147,031,655
TOTAL $231,216,968


The number and location of all of its separate offices:


Office of Emergency Management & Communications

1411 West Madison Street

Chicago, Illinois 60607

Phone number: 312.746.9400

Fax number: 312.746.9555


The approximate number of full and part-time employees:

832 active full-time, 550 active part-time

The identification and membership of any board, commission, committee, or council which operates in an advisory capacity relative to the operation of your department, or which exercises control over its policies or procedures, or to which the your department is required to report and be answerable for its operation:

Chicago Emergency Telephone System Board (ETSB)

A listing where someone can send a FOIA request to OEMC.

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