When Seconds Count
The Will County 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System supports and manages the administration of the county-wide Enhanced 9-1-1 system. Serving the more than 685,000 Will County residents, this Enhanced 9-1-1 system is one of the largest operating in Illinois.
From the Desk of the Chief Administrator
Welcome to the Will County 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System website. Through this website we would like you to know all there is to know about 9-1-1. We hope to provide you with information, education, and resources to make your home, school, and business a safer place for you and your family.
The Will County 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System takes great pride in serving the residents and businesses of both Will and Cook Counties and serving as the 9-1-1 lifeline for our emergency first responders. In partnership with three 9-1-1 public safety answering points located in: Joliet, and Plainfield, we are dedicated to keeping Will and cook County safe. Together we coordinate the fire, medical, and police response of our 54 emergency services user agencies and assist them in protecting life and preserving property.
By implementing new technology with state-of-the-art communications equipment, along with extensive training programs, we are embracing the challenges brought about by the needs of the growing and progressive county we serve. As leaders in our profession, I am extremely proud of our highly trained and dedicated team of professionals who are committed to providing the highest standard of vital emergency communications service.
Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime you have a question, comment or suggestion. I value your input.
My personal best regards,
The mission of the Will County 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System is fulfilled by:
- Serving as the vital link between the citizen and public safety agencies,
- Providing accurate identification of the citizen’s location and facilitating the public safety response,
- Constantly delivering quick and accurate activation of high quality, efficient, and cost-effective public safety services, and
- Providing communications support and coordination for all participating public safety and associated agencies.
In carrying out our mission, we recognize that service is our priority and that we share a common goal to provide it at the highest level of integrity.
We also recognize that our strength and success are tied directly to the individual and unique contributions of each of our highly-trained, dedicated, and self-motivated personnel.
Our standard of excellence and our model of success is teamwork. Working in a spirit of cooperation with our public safety associates throughout the Will County 9-1-1 Emergency Telephone System.