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
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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn more about the Lake Michigan Ice Rescue exercise held on March 2, 2017.
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!
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.
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.
Lake Michigan Ice Rescue March 2017
Interoperable Communications Coordinator
Phone: (414) 286-5130