Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge

Requirement 6c for an Emergency Preparedness Merit Badge instructs Boy Scouts to find out who their community's emergency management director is and learn what this person does to prepare for, respond to, recover from, prevent and mitigate emergency situations in your community.

Here's what you need to know about Naperville's Emergency Management Coordinator:


Dan Nelson

Emergency Management Coordinator
1380 Aurora Ave.
Naperville, IL 60540
TEL: (630) 420-6009 EMAIL: nelsond@naperville.il.us


To prepare for emergency situations in our community, Naperville hosts bi-monthly planning meetings with both internal and external partners and maintains a multi-year exercise plan that includes tabletop, function and full-scale exercises. Our exercises are based on Naperville’s Hazard Vulnerability Analysis, objectives and looking at past exercises that identified areas needing improvement. 


Naperville is not currently in the process of responding to or recovering from a disaster.


Naperville does many things to prevent or mitigate (reduce the impact) of emergency situations in our community. Floods are one of the most common federally-declared disasters that impact Naperville, so the City maintains a detailed storm water management plan. Building codes also play a major role in prevention and mitigation by insuring that our homes and businesses are built to withstand the forces of nature. One example of this is how all school buildings being constructed must have a storm shelter, as required by state law.