Champaign County, Illinois
Local Government Information Center

Champaign County
Emergency Management Agency

Sheriff Dan Walsh

Search and Rescue Team Information

Champaign County Sheriff Dan Walsh and Champaign County Emergency Management Agency have joined their respective agencies together to establish a county-wide Search and Rescue Team.  The end goal is to train teams of volunteers to be at the ready to perform search and rescue of persons, assist in the recovery of bodies, assist Law Enforcement with evidence recovery, support disaster area operations and promote safety.

If you have questions, want to volunteer as a member or have resources that could be utilized please send an email to


EMA has direct responsibility for the organization, administration, training and operation of the County organization of emergency services and disasters.  In the event of a disaster, coordinates with local EMA throughout the County and all Public Safety Departments to protect the health and safety of persons, protect property and provide emergency assistance to victims.

Mission Statement

To provide an Emergency Management Program to plan for, respond to, and recover from any natural or man-made disaster.