Welcome to the Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency(MCEMA). Our agency was originally created as Civil Defense and later became Emergency Services and Disaster Agency.  The name of the department was changed to Montgomery County Emergency Management Agency (MCEMA) in 2005 to more accurately reflect its responsibilities. The agency established within County Government is responsible for coordinating the emergency and disaster mitigation, as well as preparedness, planning, response and recovery efforts of the County and its political subdivisions in conjunction with the State of Illinois, Federal Government, private organizations, businesses, and the public. Our EMA is comprised of many great EMA Volunteers. Our Volunteer Teams are the core of the following teams:
  • Damage Assessment
  • Drone
  • Incident management
  • Search & Rescue


The Montgomery County 911 Communications Center was established in October of 1996. The 911 Communications Center is staffed 24 hours a day with a minimum of two telecommunicators at all times. The Communicators are trained in Emergency Medical, Fire and Police Dispatch in addition to Incident Command System, CPR, Weather Spotting.
The Communications Center dispatches for the Sheriff’s Department, 10 Village Police Departments, 10 Fire Departments, 5 Ambulance Services, Montgomery County EMA and the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS) Division 56 Hazmat and Dive Teams. They also assist with Animal Control, Coroner’s Office and Health Dept communications.



EMA/911 Director, Greg Nimmo
217-532-9560 / gregn@montgomeryco.com
Dispatch 24/7: 217-532-9511


EMA Assistants:
Joe Gasparich          Chris Daniels
jg7278@gmail.com    chrisd@montgomeryco.com


Montgomery County EMA/911
120 N. Main St.
Hillsboro, IL 62049