During the summer 2009 session of the Illinois Legislature, the Illinois Premise Alert Act (ILPAA) (PA 96-0788) was passed. It requires that Public safety agencies with Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) programs initiate a Premise Alert Program (PAP) to maintain information on individuals with special needs within their coverage area. This act was signed by Governor Quinn on August 28, 2009.
Public safety agencies (Fire, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Police) are required to publicize this program and accept notifications from special needs individuals, their families or caregivers. Agencies are then required to be able to identify and be aware of these situations when responding to calls or coming across individuals. The goal is to provide more knowledgeable care through advance notice of special needs.
Residents of the City of Batavia and Batavia Township Fire Protection District can download the necessary forms, or call the Batavia Fire Department at 630-454-2100 for a Premise Alert Program Notification Form. Once the form has been completed it must be returned to the Batavia Fire Department at 800 East Wilson Street or 1400 Main Street.
The PAP information expires 2 years after the data is submitted, so it is important to remember to keep us updated as time goes by.