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  Illinois ....... 1-800-425-4368 

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Illinois & Regional SAR Teams


Cave Rescue

National Cave Rescue Commission (NCRC)

Central Region (MO, IL, IN, KY, OH, IA, MN, MI, WI)

800-851-3051 or 502-564-7815

Use for Cave Rescue Emergency's Only


Public Act 094-0599


HB0594 Enrolled                    LRB094 05165 AJO 36388 b

AN ACT concerning volunteer emergency workers.

Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,

represented in the General Assembly:

Section 5. The Volunteer Firefighter Job Protection Act is amended by changing Sections 1, 3, 5, and 20 as follows:

(50 ILCS 748/1)

Sec. 1. Short title. This Act may be cited as the

Volunteer Emergency Worker Firefighter Job Protection Act.

(Source: P.A. 93-1027, eff. 8-25-04.)(50 ILCS 748/3)

         Sec. 3. Definitions. As used in this Act:

     "Volunteer emergency worker firefighter" means a firefighter who does not receive monetary compensation for his or her services to a fire department or fire protection district and who does not work for any other fire department or fire protection district for monetary compensation. "Volunteer  emergency worker" also means a person who does not receive monetary compensation for his or her services as a volunteer Emergency Medical Technician (licensed as an EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P under the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Systems Act), a volunteer ambulance driver or attendant, or a volunteer "First Responder", as defined in Sec. 3.60 of the Emergency Medical Services (EMT) Systems Act, to a fire department, fire protection district, or other governmental entity and who does not work in one of these capacities for any other fire department, fire protection district, or governmental entity for monetary compensation.

    "Monetary compensation" does not include a monetary incentive awarded to a firefighter by the board of trustees of a fire protection district under Section 6 of the Fire Protection District Act. (Source: P.A. 93-1027, eff. 8-25-04.) (50 ILCS 748/5)

    Sec. 5. Volunteer emergency worker firefighter; when termination of employment prohibited. 

    (a) No public or private employer may terminate an employee who is a volunteer emergency worker firefighter because the employee, when acting as a volunteer emergency worker firefighter, is absent from or late to his or her employment in order to respond to an emergency prior to the time the employee is to report to his or her place of employment.

    (b) An employer may charge, against the employee's regular pay, any time that an employee who is a volunteer emergency worker firefighter loses from employment because of the employee's response to an emergency in the course of performing his or her duties as a volunteer emergency worker firefighter.

    (c) In the case of an employee who is a volunteer emergency worker firefighter and who loses time from his or her employment in order to respond to an emergency in the course of performing his or her duties as a volunteer emergency worker firefighter, the employer has the right to request the employee to provide the employer with a written statement from the supervisor or acting supervisor of the volunteer fire department or governmental entity that the volunteer emergency worker serves stating that the employee responded to an emergency and stating the time and date of the emergency.

    (d) An employee who is a volunteer emergency worker firefighter and who may be absent from or late to his or her employment in order to respond to an emergency in the course of performing his or her duties as a volunteer emergency worker firefighter must make a reasonable effort to notify his or her employer that he or she may be absent or late. (Source: P.A. 93-1027, eff. 8-25-04.) (50 ILCS 748/20)

    Sec. 20. Applicability. This Act does not apply to any employer that is a municipality applies only to municipalities with a population of 3,500 or more less. (Source: P.A. 93-1027, eff. 8-25-04.)

Effective Date: 1/1/2006



Illinois Local EMA/ESDA/OEM Coordinator Listing


ADAMS CO. John Simon 521 Vermont Quincy 62301 6
ALEXANDER CO./ Cairo Martha Nicholson 720 - 37th St Cairo 62914 11
AURORA Mark Flaherty 350 N. River St Aurora 60506 3
BLOOMINGTON Keith Ranney 310 N. Lee St Bloomington 61701 7
BOND CO. William H. Leidel PO Box 553 Greenville 62246 8
BOONE CO Lee Onley 615 N. Main Belvidere 61008 3
BROWN CO Curt Hannig RR1 Box 1A Mt. Sterling 62353 6
BUREAU CO Kristine S. Donarski 700 S. Main St Rm B5 Princeton 61356 2
CALHOUN CO Barbara Margherio PO Box 255 Hardin 62047 8
CARBONDALE Louis E. Hertter 200 S. Illinois Ave Carbondale 62901 11
CARROLL CO Gregory Miller 301 N. Main Mt. Carroll 61053 2
CASS CO Wayne Nelson   PO Box 371 Chandlerville 62627 6
CENTRALIA John Worlds PO Box 569 Centralia 62801 9
CHAMPAIGN Stephen Clarkson 307 S. Randolph St Champaign 61820 7
CHAMPAIGN CO Bill L. Keller 1905 E. Main St Urbana 61802 7
CHICAGO Andrew Velasquez 1411 Madison St Chicago 60607 4
CHRISTIAN CO Michael Crews 301 W. Franklin Taylorville 62568 6
CLARK CO Carl E. Honnold PO Box 44 Casey 62420 9
CLAY CO \ FLORA Steven Lewis PO Box 365 Flora 62839 9
CLINTON CO Richard B. Crocker 1490 Abbott St Carlyle 62231 8
COLES CO Thomas C. Watson 846 Fourth St Charleston 61920 9
COOK CO Kevin J. Philipps 1311 S. Maybrook Dr., Rm 108 Maywood 60153 4
CRAWFORD CO James D. Wallace 1005 North Argus Robinson 62454 9
CUMBERLAND CO Troy W. Timm 105 S. Kentucky Greenup 62428 9
DANVILLE / VERMILION CO Robert Huff 2 E. South St Danville 61832 7
DEKALB CO Dennis Miller 150 N. Main St Sycamore 60178 3
DEWITT CO Fred Zacher 201 W. Washington Clinton 61727 7
DOUGLAS CO Joseph A. Victor 200 S. Prairie Tuscola 61953 7
DUPAGE CO Thomas O. Mefferd 136 N. Co. Farm Rd Wheaton 60187 4
DUQUOIN Charles Genesio PO Box 465 DuQuoin 62832 11
EAST ST. LOUIS Anthony Vinson 301 River Park Dr East St. Louis 62201 8
EDGAR CO Terry L. Hackett PO Box 1002 Paris 61944 7
EDWARDS CO Scott Meserole 50 East Main St Albion 62806 9
EFFINGHAM CO Russ Thomas 104 North Fourth St Effingham 62401 9
ELMHURST Don Novak 209 N. York St Elmhurst 60126 4
EVANSTON Max Rubin 2100 Ridge Ave Evanston 60201 4
FAIRVIEW HEIGHTS William O'Brien 10025 Bumkum Rd Fairview Heights 62208 8
FAYETTE CO Steve Koehler 221 S. Seventh St Vandalia 62471 9
FLORA Jerry Ellis 345 Fair Ave Flora 62839 9
FORD CO Donald Jones 639 South Market St Paxton 60957 7
FRANKLIN CO Ryan Buckingham 116 South Main, Apt. B Ziegler 62896 11
FULTON CO Chris Helle 435 North Avenue F Canton 61520 6
GALLATIN CO Steve J. Galt 9200 Duncan Ln Shawneetown 62984 11
GRANITE CITY Jim Monaghan 2000 Edison Granite City 62040 8
GREENE CO David R. Roe 519 N. Main St., Rm 12 Carrollton 62016 8
GRUNDY CO James E. Lutz 1320 Union St Morris 60450 3
HAMILTON CO William D. Sandusky RR #5, Box 60 McLeansboro 62859 11
HANCOCK CO Jack Curfman 1006 Wabash Carthage 62321 6
HARDIN CO James Kevin Carman PO Box 167 Elizabethtown 62931 11
HENDERSON CO John M. Carrier RR #2, Box 49B Oquawka 61469 2
HENRY CO Bill Philhower 307 W. Center St Cambridge 61238 2
IROQUOIS CO Carl Gerdovich 1001 Grant St Watseka 60970 7
JACKSON CO Derek Misener Jackson County Courthouse Murphysboro 62966 11
JASPER CO Doug Long 202 N. Maple Newton 62448 9
JEFFERSON CO Dennis Litton PO Box 18 Mt. Vernon 62864 9
JERSEY CO Larry W. Mead 23336 Beach Ct Jerseyville 62052 8
JO DAVIESS CO Colin Fulrath 330 N. Bench St Galena 61036 2
JOHNSON CO Johnny Evans PO Box 52 Belknap 62908 11
JOLIET Dale Bottino 150 W. Jefferson St Joliet 60432 3
KANE CO Donald H. Bryant 777 Fabyan Parkway Geneva 60134 3
KANKAKEE CO Bradley J. O'Keefe 470 E. Merchant, Rm 104 Kankakee 60901 3
KENDALL CO Terry Tichava 1102 Cornell Yorkville 60560 3
KNOX CO John Cratty 150 S. Broad St Galesburg 61401 2
LAKE CO David Christensen 1303 N. Milwaukee Ave Libertyville 60048 4
LASALLE CO Mike Jobst 707 East Etna Rd Ottawa 61350 3
LAWRENCE CO Jess Angle 109 East North Sumner 62466 9
LEE CO Sheriff Tim Bivins 309 S. Galena Ave Dixon 61021 2
LIVINGSTON CO Charles T. Schopp 110 West Water St Suite 3 Pontiac 61764 7
LOGAN CO Daniel Fulscher 911 Pekin St Lincoln 62656 7
MACON CO Phillip R. Anello 282 E. Macon St Decatur 62523 7
MACOUPIN CO James W. Pitchford 129 E. 1st So. St, Box 535 Carlinville 62626 8
MADISON CO   157 N. Main St, Suite 33 Edwardsville 62025 8
MARION CO Donald R. Brooks 1999 S. Marion Salem 62881 9
MARSHALL CO Neil L. Pobanz PO Box 243 Lacon 61540 2
MASON CO Gregory Griffin 206 North Plum, Apt #2 Havana 62644 6
MASSAC CO O. D. Troutman 1 Superman St Metropolis 62960 11
MATTOON Dave Griffith 1710 Wabash Ave Mattoon 61938 9
MCDONOUGH CO Dave Nissen 305 K Memorial Hall - WIU Macomb 61455 6
MCHENRY CO Barry L. Valentine 2200 N. Seminary Rd Woodstock 60098 3
MCLEAN CO Curtis Hawk 104 W. Front St Bloomington 61702 7
MENARD CO Ken Yocum 809 Old Salem Rd Petersburg 62675 6
MERCER CO Jim Metz PO Box 66 Aledo 61231 2
MONROE CO Gene Henckler 100 S. Main Waterloo 62298 8
MONTGOMERY CO Diana Holmes 120 N. Main St Hillsboro 62049 8
MORGAN CO Robert O. Fitzsimmons 200 W. Douglas Jacksonville 62650 6
MOULTRIE CO Jan Haegen 10 S. Main, Suite 1 Sullivan 61951 9
MT. VERNON James Brown PO Box 1708 Mt. Vernon 62864 9
NAPERVILLE Peter Smith 400 South Eagle Naperville 60566 4
OGLE CO Melvin C. Messer PO Box 197 Oregon 61061 2
PALATINE Tom Smith 200 E. Wood St Palatine 60067 4
PEORIA Curt Simpson 3615 N. Grandview Dr Peoria 61614 6
PEORIA CO Vicki L. Turner 10321 Civil Defense Rd Brimfield 61517 6
PERRY CO J. Michael Richmond 12 E. Water St Pinckneyville 62274 11
PIATT CO Charles E. Morris 1134E Old Route 47 White Heath 61844 7
PIKE CO Herman E. Allensworth PO Box 152 New Canton 62356 6
POPE CO Chris Hahn PO Box 219 Golconda 62938 11
PULASKI CO Kenneth W. Kerley 500 Illinois Ave Mound City 62963 11
PUTNAM CO James D. Goldasich 236 North Albert Ave McNabb 61335 2
RANDOLPH CO Nancy Schilling #1 Taylor St Rm 100 Chester 62233 11
RICHLAND CO Norman E. Bissey 123 E. Scott Olney 62450 9
ROCK ISLAND CO Geraldine Borkhart 6120 78th Ave Milan 61264 2
ROCKFORD William L. Beaman 204 S. First St Rockford 61104 2
SALEM Terry Mulvany PO Box 306 Salem 62881 9
SALINE CO Allan C. Ninness 10 East Poplar St Harrisburg 62946 11
SANGAMON CO David Butt PO Box 2105 Springfield 62705 6
SCHUYLER CO Richard Utter 234 S. Monroe St Rushville 62681 6
SCOTT CO Lorrie Koch Scott Co. Courthouse Winchester 62694 6
SHELBY CO Bill England 151 North Morgan St Shelbyville 62565 9
ST. CLAIR CO Darryl Elbe 321 W. "F" St Belleville 62220 8
STARK CO Jim Dison 130 West Jefferson Toulon 61483 2
STEPHENSON CO Terrance F. Groves 259 W. Lamm Rd. Freeport 61032 2
TAZEWELL CO William Nowlin 3752 Grandview Ct Manito 61546 7
TINLEY PARK Steve Clemmer 17355 S. 68th Ct Tinley Park 60477 4
UNION CO Everett S. Morgan PO Box 839 Jonesboro 62952 11
VERMILION CO Robert Huff 2 E. South St Danville 61832 7
WABASH CO Ross Madden 930 N. Market St Mt. Carmel 62863 9
WARREN CO Gary G. Kitchin 632 210th Ave Monmouth 61462 2
WASHINGTON CO Rick J. Greten 160 N. West Court St Nashville 62263 8
WAYNE CO Robert Bunton 102 SW 4th Fairfield 62837 9
WHITE CO David L. Hammell 2230 Co Rd. 1975E Crossville 62827 11
WHITESIDE CO Jim Wetzell 400 North Cherry St Morrison 61270 2
WILL CO William J. Ferguson 302 N. Chicago St Joliet 60432 3
WILLIAMSON CO Alan M. Gower 8805 EMA Rd Marion 62959 11
WINNEBAGO CO Denny Lolli 420 W. State St Rockford 61101 2
WOODFORD CO Robert Hix 907 N. Church St Roanoke 61561 7

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