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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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Winter Weather Preparedness

In Wisconsin winter is a fact of life. And that familiarity can sometimes breed complacency in terms of the dangers posed by winter weather and storms. Taking a few simple steps can ensure you are prepared for what winter can throw at us.

Building a Winter Survival Kit for Your Car

How to build a winter survival kit for your car. Learn what you need in your car to be prepared for winter weather.

Measles Awareness

Disneyland is currently experiencing a measles outbreak, leaving many parents worried. What is the measles, and what are the chances that you’ll get infected?

Ebola Awareness

Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees). The natural reservoir host of Ebola virus remains unknown. However, on the basis of evidence and the nature of similar viruses, researchers believe that the virus is animal-borne and that bats are the most likely reservoir. Four of the five virus strains occur in an animal host native to Africa.

Listen, Act, and Live!

Wisconsin Tornado, and Severe Weather Awareness. Listen, Act and Live! Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season. Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately will save lives. That’s why Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), ReadyWisconsin and the National Weather Service (NWS) have teamed up for Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness campaign of 2013.

Flood and Swiftwater Awareness

As snow melts and the rainy months approach, water levels may rise in the Milwaukee area. Learn what you can do to keep yourself safe. And how you can protect your property and valuables during a flood.

Oklahoma Tornadoes: One Simple Sentence for Tornado Safety

Our thoughts go out to all those affected by the recent tornadoes that hit Oklahoma. These tragedies serve as a reminders to all of us to be aware of our surroundings and to be prepared in the event that a tornado touches down in your area. Learn how one simple sentence can save your life and the lives of family, friends, and loved ones.

Lighting Safety Awareness Week

Every year, lightning kills more than 50 Americans and injures hundreds of others leaving them with lifelong pain and in some cases permanent neurological disabilities. Here in Wisconsin, 25 people have been killed and 208 injured as a result of lightning since 1982. You can protect yourself and your family by knowing these simple lightning safety facts and tips...

Wisconsin Heat Awareness

Heat can kill. That's why Wisconsin Emergency Management and the National Weather Service are reminding people of the dangers associated with extreme heat and to promote community safety and health.

Earthquake Preparedness

This is a reminder that emergencies can strike anywhere and without warning. In addition to having an emergency kit to sustain yourself and your family members for at least 72 hours, here are a few tips on what to do during and after an earthquake:

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Contact Us

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

Phone: 414-286-5143 (24-hour message line)


Steven Fronk, Director  


Steven Fronk




Interoperable Communications Coordinator

Tom Czaja


Phone: (414) 286-5130

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