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Don’t Be Scared… Be Prepared!
Tips to make Halloween and beyond fun and safe
(MADISON) – The costumes may be different every year (Elsa from the movie “Frozen” is the top selling outfit this year), the treats at each door change, but one thing is constant each Halloween, your child’s safety is the number one priority. Wisconsin Emergency Management’s “ReadyWisconsin” campaign has these safety tips and ideas.
Trick or Treat Rules
Children under the age of 12 should not trick-or-treat alone.
Children over 12 should walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Make sure your child or a responsible adult with them carries a cell phone for quick communication.
Only visit well-lit homes and never accept rides from strangers.
Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
Fastening reflective tape to costumes and bags also helps drivers see you.
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Governor Scott Walker Joins Experts at Annual Cyber Security Summit
Milwaukee - Today, Governor Scott Walker participated in the second annual Wisconsin Cyber Security Summit. The summit brings together national and international cyber security experts to discuss and provide guidance on how states, businesses and individuals can better protect against cyber-attacks.
"The State of Wisconsin takes cyber security very seriously," said Governor Walker. "We continually work to improve upon and strengthen our cyber security systems and proactively guard against ever-changing attacks. Cyber security is everyone’s responsibility and this summit is an important opportunity to identify top priorities for agencies and businesses to ensure they are well protected and prepared for any and all cyber-attacks."
Wisconsin has been a leader of incorporating cyber security into emergency planning. Governor Walker recently expanded the role of Major General Don Dunbar, who is Wisconsin’s Homeland Security Advisor, to include serving as the senior state official for cyber security matters. Major General Dunbar is leading a team with representatives from several state agencies to focus Wisconsin’s cyber security program on deterring threats through common sense steps, establishing a solid line of defense, and treating cyber-attacks through collaboration by all State partners. The second annual Wisconsin Cyber Security Summit features speakers from the National Campaign for Cyber Hygiene.
Governor Walker declared October as Cyber Awareness Month.
AT&T Announces $13,000 Innovation Award to STEP Program
GREEN BAY, Monday, September 29, 2014 — During a visit to Pioneer Elementary School today, Lt. Governor Rebecca Kleefisch announced the return of the STEP program to Wisconsin classrooms, thanks to a $13,000 donation from AT&T. The Lt. Governor also encouraged schools to begin signing up now for this year’s program, which teaches students how to prepare for disasters and react to emergencies.
“When disaster strikes, it’s important that Wisconsin communities know how to respond and act quickly,” said Lt. Governor Kleefisch. “The STEP program not only teaches students how to prepare for emergencies, but it also encourages them to share that information with their families. I encourage interested schools in the Green Bay area and throughout the state to sign up for this program and help prepare their students for emergencies.”
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Fifth grade students across Wisconsin are learning to be ready for disasters and emergencies through STEP, Student Tools for Emergency Planning.
STEP is designed to teach students how to prepare for various emergencies including tornadoes, flooding and storms and encourages them to share the information with their families and to develop their own family emergency plan. Along with the knowledge, each student takes home a starter emergency kit.
Wisconsin was the first state in the Midwest to launch the STEP program during the 2010-11 school year. It was an overwhelming success. More than 8000 students across Wisconsin participated in STEP for the 2013-14 school year.