Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management

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OEM strives for a 'whole community' approach, meaning collaborative stewardship in government and in private entities, thereby allowing civic society to bounce back from the shocks of our increasingly complex culture.

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Emergencies or disasters can happen suddenly. #ResolveToBeReady by making a Family Emergency Communication Plan. Downloa...
01/14/2022

Emergencies or disasters can happen suddenly. #ResolveToBeReady by making a Family Emergency Communication Plan. Download and fill one out here, or use it as a guide to create your own: https://www.ready.gov/plan.

#makeaplan #prepared

Emergencies or disasters can happen suddenly. #ResolveToBeReady by making a Family Emergency Communication Plan. Download and fill one out here, or use it as a guide to create your own: https://www.ready.gov/plan.

#makeaplan #prepared

01/13/2022

If you are in need of a smoke alarm, please call the Smoke Alarm Hotline at (414) 286-8980. Arrangements will be made for Milwaukee firefighters to come to your single family home or duplex to deliver a smoke alarm free of charge, and further, will install it if the residence is COVID-safe.

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01/12/2022

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01/11/2022

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SEE. CALL. SAVE.
Today is National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Help #EndTrafficking.
πŸ”Ή Recognize the signs: http://ow.ly/GsMz50HrnWI
πŸ”Ή For help or to report a tip call: 1 (888) 373-7888.
#ReadyWI #WearBlueDay

Extremely cold air expected in the state this week will lead to dangerous conditions that can affect people and pets in ...
01/05/2022
ReadyWisconsin urges people to prepare for incoming arctic blast

Extremely cold air expected in the state this week will lead to dangerous conditions that can affect people and pets in a matter of minutes. ReadyWisconsin is urging everyone to plan ahead to help keep themselves and their loved ones safe.

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01/04/2022

Photos from Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management's post

With colder temperatures on their way, remember:πŸ”Œ Plug heaters directly into wall outlets↔ Place heaters 3 ft. away from...
01/04/2022

With colder temperatures on their way, remember:

πŸ”Œ Plug heaters directly into wall outlets
↔ Place heaters 3 ft. away from other items
❌ Never use an oven to heat your home

#SpaceHeatersNeedSpace #StaySafeMilwaukee

Still need a resolution idea for the new year? #ResolveToBeReady for emergencies. We'll share tips throughout the month ...
01/03/2022
Make A Plan | Ready.gov

Still need a resolution idea for the new year? #ResolveToBeReady for emergencies. We'll share tips throughout the month to help. Tip #1: Make a Plan.

βœ” Start a conversation with your loved ones about what you'd do in an emergency, such as a storm, power outage, or house fire.

βœ” Know how you'll contact one another if separated. Write down and share phone numbers.

βœ” Where will you go if you can't stay home? Choose a family meeting place that's easy to find. Establish an out-of-town contact.

Starting the planning conversation is an important first step. Learn more at:

Learn how to make a family emergency communication plan. Make a plan today. Your family may not be together if a disaster strikes, so it is important to know which types of disasters could affect your area. Know how you’ll contact one another and reconnect if separated. Establish a family meeting ...

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01/01/2022

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post

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12/29/2021

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If you intend to spend any time outside on the evening of New Year's Eve, plan to bundle up! Highs during the day will be in the 30s, but a passing cold front will bring falling temperatures and very cold wind chills!

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for all of southern Wisconsin tomorrow. With the potential for wet, slushy sno...
12/27/2021

A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for all of southern Wisconsin tomorrow. With the potential for wet, slushy snow remember to give yourself extra travel time to reach your destination, slow down, and allow extra following distance. #SnowMeansSlow #DriveSafeWisconsin

Traveling for the holidays? πŸš™πŸš—Keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle can ensure you have crucial supplies available if...
12/23/2021

Traveling for the holidays? πŸš™πŸš—

Keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle can ensure you have crucial supplies available if you become stranded while driving or are unable to return home due to a disaster. Recommended items include:

βœ”οΈ Blankets and extra warm clothing, hats, and gloves
βœ”οΈ Windshield brush/scraper
βœ”οΈ Flashlight & extra batteries
βœ”οΈ Jumper cables
βœ”οΈ First-aid kit
βœ”οΈ Drinking water
βœ”οΈ High-calorie, non-perishable snacks
βœ”οΈ Sand or cat litter (good for traction)
βœ”οΈ Cell phone charger

More info at https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/kits-for-your-car/

Traveling for the holidays? πŸš™πŸš—

Keeping an emergency kit in your vehicle can ensure you have crucial supplies available if you become stranded while driving or are unable to return home due to a disaster. Recommended items include:

βœ”οΈ Blankets and extra warm clothing, hats, and gloves
βœ”οΈ Windshield brush/scraper
βœ”οΈ Flashlight & extra batteries
βœ”οΈ Jumper cables
βœ”οΈ First-aid kit
βœ”οΈ Drinking water
βœ”οΈ High-calorie, non-perishable snacks
βœ”οΈ Sand or cat litter (good for traction)
βœ”οΈ Cell phone charger

More info at https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/kits-for-your-car/

The High Wind Warning expires at 9am in Milwaukee County, but strong wind gusts are still possible. If you've lost power...
12/16/2021

The High Wind Warning expires at 9am in Milwaukee County, but strong wind gusts are still possible. If you've lost power, remember:

- Avoid downed power lines

- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed

- Do not use a gas stove to heat your home

- Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges

- Use flashlights instead of candles when possible

- Check on your neighbors, friends & family

- Report your power outage to We Energies at we-energies.com/OutageManagement, by calling 800-662-4797, or through their mobile app.

Find more information on what to do during a power outage at https://www.ready.gov/power-outages

The High Wind Warning expires at 9am in Milwaukee County, but strong wind gusts are still possible. If you've lost power, remember:

- Avoid downed power lines

- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed

- Do not use a gas stove to heat your home

- Disconnect appliances and electronics to avoid damage from electrical surges

- Use flashlights instead of candles when possible

- Check on your neighbors, friends & family

- Report your power outage to We Energies at we-energies.com/OutageManagement, by calling 800-662-4797, or through their mobile app.

Find more information on what to do during a power outage at https://www.ready.gov/power-outages

All of Wisconsin is under a high wind warning, with gusts expected late tonight through tomorrow morning. To stay safe f...
12/15/2021

All of Wisconsin is under a high wind warning, with gusts expected late tonight through tomorrow morning. To stay safe from severe weather, remember:

βœ” Secure lightweight objects, such as holiday decorations, and bring unsecured objects inside.

βœ” If possible, remain in lower levels of your home and avoid windows. Avoid being outside in forested areas and around trees and branches. Identify an interior room in your house or at work that you can take shelter in if needed.

βœ” Travel may also be difficult for those driving high-profile vehicles, such as semi-trucks and large SUVs. Crosswinds can easily affect these vehicles with a larger surface area.

βœ” Review your emergency plans and have multiple ways to receive weather alerts. Make sure your cell phone is enabled to receive Wireless Emergency Alerts (through the settings menu). Outdoor warning sirens, a NOAA Weather Radio, local media, and smartphone apps are all important tools. Don’t rely on any single source for important life-saving alerts.

βœ” Create an emergency kit for your home, with supplies such as food, water, a flashlight, first aid kit, medications or medical equipment and pet supplies.

Find more information on how to prepare at: https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wemnews/2021wemnews/ready211215

12/13/2021

Remember, water your live Christmas tree daily to keep it from becoming dry. #tistheseasonforfiresafety

Milwaukee County's Text-to-911 program allows people to text 911 for emergency service if they are unable to make a voic...
12/10/2021

Milwaukee County's Text-to-911 program allows people to text 911 for emergency service if they are unable to make a voice call. The service increases the equitability of our public safety resources by leveling the accessibility field and provides a tool to increase safety for individuals in situations where it is too dangerous to make a call. Text-to-911 is recommended ONLY when a voice call is not possible.

How to text 911 in an emergency:

*Enter 911 in the To field.

*Enter a brief message that contains the location of the emergency and type of help needed. Use simple words and do not use abbreviations.

*Hit Send.

Be prepared to answer questions and follow instructions from the 911 call taker.

Milwaukee County's Text-to-911 program allows people to text 911 for emergency service if they are unable to make a voice call. The service increases the equitability of our public safety resources by leveling the accessibility field and provides a tool to increase safety for individuals in situations where it is too dangerous to make a call. Text-to-911 is recommended ONLY when a voice call is not possible.

How to text 911 in an emergency:

*Enter 911 in the To field.

*Enter a brief message that contains the location of the emergency and type of help needed. Use simple words and do not use abbreviations.

*Hit Send.

Be prepared to answer questions and follow instructions from the 911 call taker.

Does your school know about STEP? The deadline to register is December 20! βœ” STEP stands for Student Tools for Emergency...
12/08/2021
STEP

Does your school know about STEP? The deadline to register is December 20!

βœ” STEP stands for Student Tools for Emergency Planning

βœ” This curriculum teaches 4th & 5th graders how to prepare for emergencies, create a family emergency plan, and build an emergency kit

βœ” Each student takes home a starter kit, including a drawstring backpack, flashlight, and RadioWisconsin bracelet

βœ” Wisconsin Emergency Management provides registered schools with the curriculum and materials. Participation is free, but your school must register by December 20! Learn more at: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/step/

STEP Tomahawk EventSTEP Sparta EventSTEP Oshkosh EventSTEP Appleton EventRichland-Step-16-1024x768 Fifth grade students across Wisconsin are learning to be ready for disasters and emergencies through STEP, which stands for β€œStudent Tools for Emergency Planning.” STEP is designed to teach student...

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12/07/2021

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Today marks the 80th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. In honor of National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, Gov. Tony Evers signed has Executive Order 145, ordering the flags of the United States and the state of Wisconsin to be flown at half-staff on Tues., Dec. 7, 2021

You can view the governor’s executive order athttps://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2021/12/06/file_attachments/2014020/EO145-FlagHalfStaffPearlHarborDay.pdf

You can view the governor's Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day proclamation athttps://content.govdelivery.com/attachments/WIGOV/2021/12/06/file_attachments/2013993/120721_Proclamation_Pearl%20Harbor%20Remembrance%20Day.pdf

12/03/2021

December is a leading month for home fires. Celebrate safely this year by turning your holiday lights off before leaving home or going to bed. Every. Single. Time. #FireSafety #HolidaySafety #TisTheSeasonForFireSafety

11/30/2021

Winter is just around the corner! FEMA Region 5's Youth Preparedness Council hosts, "Don't Get Caught in the Cold: Be Prepared this Winter". Learn how to stay safe from winter storms and extreme cold!

Wed., Dec. 1, 4-5pm CT
Register at https://bit.ly/3DBboKr

Cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires, and Thanksgiving is the peak day for these tragedies to occur. Celebrate s...
11/24/2021

Cooking fires are the #1 cause of home fires, and Thanksgiving is the peak day for these tragedies to occur. Celebrate safely tomorrow with these simple tips:

βœ” Stand by your pan (keep an eye on what you fry!)
βœ” Turn pot handles toward the back of the stove
βœ” Keep kids and pets away from the stove
βœ” Keep a pan lid or cookie sheet nearby to cover the pan if it catches on fire

11/22/2021

As the events of yesterday continue to unfold, we know that there are many in our Waukesha Community and beyond impacted by the trauma. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those impacted, first responders, and our entire community during this distressing time. We know that wait times for therapy can be long and have compiled a list of resources to access immediate care.

If you are in crisis and need immediate assistance, please call 211.

The following partners are available for appointments with little or no wait time:
β€’ Patrice Flanagan-Morris, LCSW Empowerment Within LLC 262-563-9207
β€’ Family Services of Waukesha: https://www.fswaukesha.org/
β€’ On Purpose Psyche (Oconomowoc): https://www.onpurposepsyche.com
β€’ Cedar Lake Counseling (Brookfield): https://www.cedarlakecounseling.com/
β€’ Hope for a Better Tomorrow (Waukesha): https://www.hopeforabettertomorrow.com/

For information on children and family support groups:
β€’ Healing Hearts of Waukesha: https://www.healingheartsofwaukeshaco.org/
β€’ NAMI Southeast WI Peer Support Youth Outreach Specialist: Text or call: 262-993-6903 Email: [email protected]

For emotional Support via telephone:
β€’ Children’s Hospital: 414-266-6500
β€’ Disaster Distress Helpline: Call or text 800-985-5990

If you need assistance connecting to a resource, please do not hesitate to contact the NAMI Southeast WI Waukesha Program Office at 262-524-8886 or [email protected]

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11/19/2021

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Space heaters are a great way to bring a little extra warmth into a home, but make sure you are using them safely! Don’t plug them into extension cords or power strips and keep them away from flammable objects. #ReadyWI #WinterAwarenessWeek

The Wisconsin Policy Forum has recognized the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management through its 2021 Salute to...
11/18/2021

The Wisconsin Policy Forum has recognized the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management through its 2021 Salute to Local Government for the Milwaukee County COVID-19 Dashboard EVE Model, which has been a vital resource for monitoring the pandemic. The Evaluating Vulnerability and Equity (EVE) Model was added in March of 2021 to drive prioritization in distributing vaccine doses to vulnerable residents.
https://wispolicyforum.org/2021-salute-to-local-government-winners/?fbclid=IwAR0vf1W_V-kHTGmGC_kQ0rsksoLyxKDYU9ujaGl0P6jMY3ZkCbWsf5cp8pM

Whether we like it or not, cold temps and snow will be here before we know it. Does your car have an emergency kit in ca...
11/18/2021

Whether we like it or not, cold temps and snow will be here before we know it. Does your car have an emergency kit in case you get stranded? Some important items include:

βœ” Jumper cables
βœ” Snow shovel
βœ” Windshield ice scraper
βœ” Winter boots, hat, gloves & blanket
βœ” Handwarmers
βœ” Cell phone car charger
βœ” First aid kit
βœ” Flashlight and extra batteries
βœ” Foam tire sealant
βœ” Nonperishable snacks
βœ” Reflective warning triangles or roadside flares
βœ” Tow strap or tow rope
βœ” Cat litter or sand to provide traction

For more information on getting your car's winter emergency kit ready, visit: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/kits-for-your-car/ #winterawarenessweek #winteriscoming

Whether we like it or not, cold temps and snow will be here before we know it. Does your car have an emergency kit in case you get stranded? Some important items include:

βœ” Jumper cables
βœ” Snow shovel
βœ” Windshield ice scraper
βœ” Winter boots, hat, gloves & blanket
βœ” Handwarmers
βœ” Cell phone car charger
βœ” First aid kit
βœ” Flashlight and extra batteries
βœ” Foam tire sealant
βœ” Nonperishable snacks
βœ” Reflective warning triangles or roadside flares
βœ” Tow strap or tow rope
βœ” Cat litter or sand to provide traction

For more information on getting your car's winter emergency kit ready, visit: https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/kits-for-your-car/ #winterawarenessweek #winteriscoming

11/18/2021
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11/17/2021

Photos from US National Weather Service Milwaukee/Sullivan Wisconsin's post

Is your car ready for winter? Here are some things to keep in mind as we head into colder months:βœ” Ensure tires have goo...
11/16/2021

Is your car ready for winter? Here are some things to keep in mind as we head into colder months:

βœ” Ensure tires have good tread/traction and are properly inflated.

βœ” Ensure that your battery, anti-freeze and cooling system are in good condition.

βœ” Replace worn windshield wipers. Have adequate washer fluid.

βœ” Make sure that headlights and other vehicle lights are operating properly.

βœ” Keep your fuel tank at least half-full. This will help prevent fuel lines from freezing, and provide necessary fuel should you become stranded.

βœ” Before driving, clear snow and ice from your vehicle’s windows, front and rear lights, hood and roof.

Learn more at: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/winter-drv/vehicle.aspx.

#WinterAwarenessWeek

Is your car ready for winter? Here are some things to keep in mind as we head into colder months:

βœ” Ensure tires have good tread/traction and are properly inflated.

βœ” Ensure that your battery, anti-freeze and cooling system are in good condition.

βœ” Replace worn windshield wipers. Have adequate washer fluid.

βœ” Make sure that headlights and other vehicle lights are operating properly.

βœ” Keep your fuel tank at least half-full. This will help prevent fuel lines from freezing, and provide necessary fuel should you become stranded.

βœ” Before driving, clear snow and ice from your vehicle’s windows, front and rear lights, hood and roof.

Learn more at: https://wisconsindot.gov/Pages/safety/education/winter-drv/vehicle.aspx.

#WinterAwarenessWeek

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633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 700
Milwaukee, WI
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Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm

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