Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM)
WEM efforts are coordinated with local, state, tribal and federal agencies, as well as volunteer and private sector partners. We support 72 Wisconsin counties and bring emergency management services to the state's 5.6 million citizens.
Our central office is located in Madison and we have six regional offices that provide local support.
Emergency Management News
2014 Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Wisconsin Emergency Management 47th Annual Governor's Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Registration is NOW OPEN for the 47th Annual Governor's Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security. The conference will be March 19-20, 2014 at the Radisson Paper Valley Hotel in Appleton.
More than 350 people from fire, law enforcement, emergency management, and other first responder agencies are expected to attend this year's event. Presenters at the conference will cover a wide range of topics from the latest on security threats to information on emergency preparedness.
Special guests include Kurt Schwartz. Mr. Schwartz serves as the Undersecretary for Homeland Security and Emergency Management in the Executive Office of Public Safety and Security (EOPSS). He will be discussing the Boston Marathon Bombing. Jesus Villahermosa, Crisis Reality Training, a popular speaker from last year’s conference, will be returning to talk about crisis and violence issues.
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Propane Shortage Update
The entire Midwest is experiencing a propane shortage, including Wisconsin. Because of the shortage, please take the following steps:
*Contact your propane vendor when your tank reaches 30% full. Because of the limited propane supply, propane vendors are not able to fill tanks completely right now. They also need more advance notice on delivering propane to your home since there is a high demand for the heating fuel. If you wait to call until after your tank is below 30%, you may not be able to get propane delivered before your tank runs out.
* Apply for heating assistance, if you have not already. If you have not yet applied for heating assistance, you can contact your county social service office or tribal government. You can also call toll-free 1-866-HEATWIS (432-8947) or visit www.homeenergyplus.wi.gov about where to apply for heating assistance through the WHEAP program. You can also go to readywi.wi.gov for all the official state of WI information regarding the propane shortage
Prairie View Elementary Students are STEP Ready!
More than 50 students at Prairie View Elementary School in North Prairie learned how to be prepared to respond in the event of a disaster or emergency during an event at the school today.
The students participated in the STEP, or Student Tools for Emergency Planning, program. The statewide program teaches 5th graders how to be prepared for various disasters and emergencies, how to assemble an emergency kit, and how to develop an emergency plan with their families.
“Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time to anyone, and that’s why we think it is so important to prepare our students,” said Tracy Stockwell, principal of Prairie View Elementary. “We’re excited to teach the STEP curriculum once again this year and give our students the tools and knowledge they need in order to have confidence in an emergency situation.”
This is the fourth year that STEP is being offered to schools in Wisconsin. The program this year is supported by a $15,000 AT&T Innovation & Investment Award, as well as grants from Walgreens and the Wisconsin Medical Society Foundation.
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