Fact pages, pamphlets, and links to credible external resources of information on a variety of topics provided for the self-directed education of the community.

External Links


Learn about how you can prepare for, respond to, recover from, and mitigate against emergencies and disasters. (Click here for the Spanish version)

American Red Cross

Emergency and disaster preparedness information provided by our partners at the American Red Cross. (Click here for the Spanish version)

National Weather Service

View weather, water, climate data, forecasts, warnings, and impact-based decision support information for the Aurora community.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

Protect your pets by preparing for them ahead of an emergency or disaster.

National Fire Prevention Association

Make your world a safer place by learning about how and why fires start.

National Flood Insurance Program

Did you know Aurora is rated a Class 7 on the Community Rating System? This is a voluntary program that recognizes and encourages community floodplain management practices that exceed the minimum requirements of the National Flood Insurance Program. Visit FloodSmart to learn about flood insurance, and help you protect the life you’ve built and how to recover from a flood.

Illinois Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Document Library

We have a variety of documents available for your personal use.  Click on the documents to learn how you can remain safe, recover from, and be always ready for an emergency or disaster.

Have suggestions for our document library?  Please email [email protected] with your idea. 

Emergency Management Career Information:

Prepare for Your Career - English

Natural Hazards:

Snow Squall Safety - English

Thunderstorm Safety - English

Flood Safety - English

Technological Hazards -

Cybersecurity for Older Adults - English