The City of Burbank's Emergency Services and
Disaster Agency (ESDA) is an extension of the City of Burbank Fire
Department. Its mission is to provide assistance to the fire and police
departments and to the citizens of Burbank in times of critical need or
disaster. This assistance comes in many requests. They can range from
evacuation from flooding to general safety and preparedness training.
The Burbank ESDA meets twice a month on the second and third Tuesday at 7:30
pm in the lower level of the Burbank City Hall.
The Burbank ESDA is comprised of members that are trained in various areas
of emergency response procedures. These include, CPR/First Aid and Incident
Command. In addition, they are also trained in Severe Weather Spotting and
reporting procedures and have a general knowledge of selected Fire and
Police response procedures. All members are Paid On Call (POC) responders.
The Burbank ESDA supports both the Burbank Fire Department and the Burbank
Police Department with a variety of activities. These range from securing an
area from a down power line to providing additional security activities
during a special event.
In addition to its primary role as a first responding support agency, the
Burbank ESDA also provides services to the following community groups and
Stickney Township. The Burbank ESDA is a member of the All Hazards
Planning Committee. Support is also provided for special events
School District 111. Provide support for emergency planning, drill
participation and special events
Reavis High School District 220. Provide support for emergency planning,
drill participation and special events.
Burbank Park District. Special event planning and support.
St. Laurence High School/Queen of Peace High School and St. Albert the
Great School and Church. Special event planning and support.
The Burbank Emergency Services is always looking for new members. If you are
interested in joining the organization, please stop by during our monthly
meetings and request an application.
Deputy Director Earl Herman is a long time resident of
Burbank and a graduate of Reavis High School. Upon completing his military
career, he returned to Burbank and began his family life.
Director Herman joined the Burbank Emergency Services in March of 2002 as a
member. He has held the positions of Warnings and Communications Officer and
Assistant Deputy Director. Earls experienced background covers
certifications in the areas of Emergency Management and Response through the
Federal Emergency Management Agencies Emergency Management Institute. In
addition, he has participated in programs offered by the Department of
Homeland Security Office of Domestic Preparedness in the All Hazard Type III
Communications Leader Couse as well as the National Incident Management
System (NIMS). Director Herman is certified as a Severe Weather Spotter.