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Heat Task Force of Greater Milwaukee


Extreme heat is the most frequent weather-related killer in the United States. Summer heat waves have been the leading weather-related killers in Wisconsin for the past 50 years, exceeding tornadoes, severe storms, and floods combined.

In response to this threat, a diverse collection of municipal, county, and state government agencies have partnered with private, non-profit, and community organizations to form the Milwaukee Metropolitan Area Heat Task Force. This broad collaboration empowers the Heat Task Force to leverage existing capabilities and resources to reach populations most vulnerable to excessive heat events. The City of Milwaukee Health Department is proud to provide leadership for the Heat Task Force and share its mission to reduce heat-related morbidity and mortality. 

The Heat Task Force developed, maintains, and implements the Excessive Heat Event Coordination Plan for the greater Milwaukee area. Each Heat Task Force member organization participates in the planning and execution of this Plan and has identified roles and responsibilities to provide a community-based, coordinated response. A copy of the Plan is available by clicking the icon or link below.

Each year, when summer arrives in Wisconsin, the residents of the greater Milwaukee area can rest assured that the health and safety of our communities, especially our most vulnerable populations, is protected to the best of our abilities. Thank you for joining us in safeguarding the health of our community.

Sincerely,

Bevan K. Baker, FACHE
Commissioner of Health
 

Click here for a copy of the Milwaukee metropolitan area's Heat Task Force Excessive Heat Event Coordination Plan.