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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.

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News and 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.

Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 17-21 is Wisconsin’s Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week. On April 20th, a mock tornado watch will be issued at 1:00 p.m. followed by a statewide mock tornado warning at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. Learn more about it here.

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.

Spring Flooding Safety Tips

When spring hits, whether it’s “official” or feels like spring, many of us are eager to get out of the office and into the fresh air. However, too much rain or thawing snow after a long winter from mountains can bring severe flooding. Floods are the most common and costly natural disaster in the United States.

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.

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