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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.

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.

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.

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Contact Us

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

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


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Steven Fronk, Director  


Steven Fronk




Interoperable Communications Coordinator

Tom Czaja


Phone: (414) 286-5130

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