The Emergency Services Disaster Assistance group, also known as E.S.D.A., is one of the largest groups of its kind in the southern suburbs. Winner of the coveted Governors Hometown Award, E.S.D.A. was formed to give traffic and crowd control assistance to police during various City activities. Their primary objective is to assist during emergencies. They also serve by patrolling the City, checking for vehicle code violations, and assisting police at accident scenes. E.S.D.A. members are volunteers and can be seen serving at City functions such as the Fourth of July Fireworks display, Residents Day, Santa Fly-in, and Memorial Day Service.