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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

Autumn Home Preparation

Fall can be quite an enjoyable season, but the effects it may have on your home are certainly not. Learn about a few home maintenance tips that will save money and keep you and your family more comfortable.

Cyber Security Awareness

The Department of Homeland Security has named October "National Cyber Security Awareness Month." 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.

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.

Zika Virus

The Zika Virus is most common in Central and South America, but recently has appeared in a variety of US terrorities as well as the state of Florida. In fact, on September 28th Congress dedicated $1.1 billion towards preventing the spread and battling the effects of Zika Virus. Click here to learn more about the signs and symptoms of the virus as well as where to be most cautious.

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Mitchell Airport Training Exercise 2015

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Contact Us

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

414-286-5062 (24-hour message line)


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Steven Fronk, Director  


Steven Fronk




Interoperable Communications Coordinator

Tom Czaja


Phone: (414) 286-5130