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Welcome to the Office of Emergency Management

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works to ensure the City of Milwaukee is ready for any kind of emergency leading efforts to protect life, property, and the environment by developing, coordinating, and managing programs that prevent, prepare for, respond to, recover from, terrorism, natural and technological disasters and emergencies. OEM coordinates with departments citywide, including the Milwaukee Police Department and Milwaukee Fire Department, in addition to various other local, state, and federal agencies as it relates to emergency planning for large-scale special events.

In order to accomplish our mission, OEM focuses on the following primary areas:

  • Oversees development of the City’s plans for large-scale emergencies and disasters.
  • Coordinates training and exercises to test the effectiveness of disaster plans and policies.
  • Supports community outreach and education on disaster preparedness.
  • Coordinates disaster response and recovery efforts for the City.
  • Supports the development of Incident Action Plans for major special events.

What is OEM?

FEMA Emergency Preparedness

City of Milwaukee Department of Administration Director Sharon Robinson

 Ryan Zollicoffer, Director


 About OEM

 City Hall, 200 E. Wells Street, Room 705, Milwaukee, WI 53202 

 Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM



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