How To Join IPWMAN

To become a member of IPWMAN, an agency must submit the following documents:

  1. A signed copy of an ordinance, resolution or other legally binding document authorizing the agency to enter into the IPWMAN Mutual Aid Agreement,
  2. A signed copy of the IPWMAN Mutual Aid Agreement,
  3. A completed application form
  4. A list of emergency contacts
  5. Contact your local accredited/certified Emergency Management Agency and let them know that you are joining IPWMAN
  6. Payment of dues (see Dues section below).

To submit these documents, choose one or more of these options*:

  •   Mail them to Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network: PO Box 898, St. Charles, Illinois 60174
  •   Fill out our Online Submission Form

*If you are submitting documents electronically, please be sure to mail a copy of the original to the address above as well

Questions about joining? Please call 844-IPWMAN-9 (844-479-6269) for more information.

Mutual Aid Procedures

  • Reimbursement
    • No charge to recipient for first five days
    • More than five days provider will be reimbursed by the recipient.
  • If state or federal funds become available, IPWMAN response dues may be reimbursable.


  • Member Dues support
    • Dispatch center
    • Maintenance of resource lists
    • Insurance, etc.
    • No personnel costs
  • Dues are based on population served
    • Under 15,000 -- $100 per year
    • 15,001 to 75,000 -- $250 per year
    • Over 75,000 -- $500 per year

A few reminders...

  • No community is too large or too small to need help in a disaster
  • No community is too small to help… If you can spare one truck and one person – you can help!!!
  • When disasters strike, assistance may not be available locally or regionally
  • IPWMAN is the first organization of its kind in the U. S.