The CIMS database is an information management system which has been developed in order to provide MABAS-IL members one central location to provide and update individual and Division information. Additionally, the database fosters the participation and sharing of information in a secure manner throughout the MABAS-IL membership along with other homeland security disciplines represented through the Illinois Terrorism Task Force. If you have questions or need help with CIMS email us at
MABAS (Mutual Aid Box Alarm System) in partnership with IEMA (Illinois Emergency Management Agency) have established a statewide, non-discriminatory mutual aid response system for fire, EMS and specialized incident operational teams. Sharing the effort are representatives from the Office of the State Fire Marshal, Department of Public Health - EMS Division and Illinois Fire Chiefs Association. The system defines a resource response plan to any location within the state when the Governor orders a Declaration of Disaster. A Memorandum of Understanding was signed on January 16, 2001, a first in Illinois history.
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