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
Winter Weather Dangers - Important safety tips for the days ahead
Be ReadyWisconsin for Winter
(MADISON) - November is a great time to check the things that keep us safe and ready for emergencies.
ReadyWisconsin urges you to check these items:
Carbon Monoxide Detectors- Carbon monoxide is the leading cause of accidental poisoning deaths in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control. More than 20,000 people visit the emergency room and nearly 500 are killed each year from carbon monoxide poisoning. To protect your family from carbon monoxide, follow these simple safety tips:
Breathing carbon monoxide displaces the oxygen in the blood and can cause death within minutes at high levels. Symptoms of overexposure to carbon monoxide are often mistaken for the flu and include headaches, fatigue, dizziness, shortness of breath/chest pain, nausea/vomiting, and confusion. If you experience any of these symptoms, or your carbon monoxide detector sounds an alarm, head outside immediately for fresh air and call 911.
Emergency Kits- Everyone should have a basic emergency kit in their home with supplies such as food and water to last you and your family for at least three days. Other items like a battery powered or crank radio, flashlights, first aid kit should also be included.
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Registration is open for 2014 training at the REACT Center
Student registration available online
Registration for the 2014 classes at the Regional Emergency All Climate Training (REACT) Center is now online. Registration links can be found on the REACT website http://react.wi.gov/ under the main course headings.
The REACT Center is Wisconsin Emergency Management’s (WEM) state of the art training and exercise support facility located near Camp Douglas WI, at Volk Field Combat Readiness Training Center. The REACT Center has been providing technical rescue, disaster response, and hazardous materials training to civilian agencies and the Department of Defense since 2007.
This is the first year that REACT is offering open enrollment. Now through WEM’s training portal, students now have the ability to directly sign up for courses. The website will allow emergency managers, first responders, and others from across the state and nation to register for classes online and keep track of their completed courses.
"We are excited to be able to provide this new level of convenience for our students," said Brian Satula, WEM Administrator. "The new website is a simple, effective way for people to access our trainings and track their course progress."
The REACT Center is an accredited testing agency with the National Board on Fire Service Professional Qualifications (Pro Board). REACT has gone through an extensive evaluation of testing and certification program by the Pro Board. This third-party evaluation of the system ensures professionalism, security, and compliance to national standards.
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2014 Governor’s Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security
Wisconsin Emergency Management 47th Annual Governor's Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security
The 47th Annual Governor's Conference on Emergency Management and Homeland Security 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.
A detailed list of speakers and breakout sessions, and registration, will be available soon.
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