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Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security

The Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security is responsible for coordinating emergency planning, disaster preparedness and response training for the City of Milwaukee and our partners in the adjoining five-county region known as the Milwaukee Urban Area Security Initiative. Our mission is to create a multi-jurisdictional, multi-disciplinary network of government agencies and community stakeholders in order to prevent, prepare for, respond to and recover from major disruptive events, thereby mitigating impact on southeastern Wisconsin.


The Public Health and Medical Intelligence Threat Analyst will assist the Health Emergency Readiness Coalition (HERC) Region 7 and the Southeastern Wisconsin Threat Analysis Center (STAC) to facilitate regional information sharing and situational awareness in regards to actual or potential threats to stakeholders that may result in a public health/medical impact. The analyst will collaborate with Public Health, HERC and STAC members, and partner organizations to promote information sharing and coordination. The analyst will also work to produce timely, relevant intelligence that allows the region to prepare for, prevent, mitigate, respond to, and recover from threats or incidents resulting in injury or illness to the community.

Note that the deadline for application has been extended to April 6, 2018.  

See the contract description for more information and for application instructions.  


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News and Information

Ready or Not, Winter Weather is Coming

November 6-10, 2017 is Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin. It is important for us to prepare ourselves for the winter weather so we can stay safe. Read this tips on winter driving and snow shoveling safety.

Cyber Security Awareness

With so much personal information being available online, businesses and individuals alike need to ensure their online activity is safe from prospective cyber threats. Learn more about protecting yourself from the technological dangers of our world today.

NOAA Emergency Radios Save Lives

May 3, 2017 is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Awareness Day in Wisconsin. The campaign encourages people to own a NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards. It provides a 24-hour source of weather forecasts, watches, warnings, and non-weather emergency information from the National Weather Service and its parent agency, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Click the link for more information.

Weather Watches and Warnings

Do you know and understand the difference between Weather Watches and Weather Warnings? It is important that you know the difference to keep yourself safe. To learn the difference click the link.

Stop Disasters

Play Stop Disasters, a fun game for you to practice your disaster prevention skills. This game allows you to learn what can be done to protect yourself and your community from various natural disasters, such as floods and earthquakes. Click the link to get started and test your skills.

Emergency Preparedness in Schools

Natural disasters and other emergencies can happen at any time, and when they happen at school, everyone should be prepared to handle them safely and effectively. Administrators, teachers, staff, parents and students can work together to promote and maintain school-wide safety and minimize the effects of emergencies and other dangerous situations. Click the link to learn about different ways everyone in the school community can prepare for various natural disasters and other emergencies to stay safe.

Lake Michigan Ice Rescue Exercise

Learn more about the Lake Michigan Ice Rescue exercise held on March 2, 2017.

Disaster Simulation Games

Whether you are a student, teacher, or simply an interested citizen, there are emergency management simulation games online that can teach you how to deal with various types of disasters. Click here to gain access to these fun and free interactive games!

Emergency Alerts

Learn more about the importance of quick and trustworthy systems alerts from FEMA that will keep you and your family safe in the case of an emergency.

Fire Prevention

Is your home or business protected through the use of smoke detectors? Have you replaced those smoke detectors in the last 10 years? Learn more about fire safety and prevention.

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Lake Michigan Ice Rescue March 2017

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Contact Us

City Hall
200 E. Wells Street
Room 605
Milwaukee, WI 53202

414-286-5062 (Office Line)

If this is an emergency requiring immediate response, dial 911


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Steven Fronk, Director  


Steven Fronk



Interoperable Communications Coordinator

Tom Czaja


Phone: (414) 286-5130