The Maywood Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (MDHSEM) agency is made up of citizen volunteers who receive ongoing training to assist the Village of Maywood in the case of emergencies and disasters. MDHSEM is a public safety agency alongside the village's Police and Fire departments. MDHSEM is dedicated to preparing for, responding to and recovering from major emergencies and disasters. One of the agency's responsibilities is to educate the public with preparedness training so people will know what they can do help themselves before, during, and after a disaster strikes. Residents are encouraged to become more involved with our preparedness efforts by getting directly involved as a volunteer Emergency Response Team member.
MDHSEM Volunteers must complete the following requirements:
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Successful completion of a background check
- Have a valid Illinois driver's license
Kendall Silas, Chief