Door County Emergency Management and Communications

Door County Emergency Management and Communications Both the emergency management and 911 communications divisions serve to better prepare for, respond to, and recover from emergencies in Door County.

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Emergency Management will be assisting Door County Public Health with Flu Shots and COVID Booster doses. See below for a...
10/07/2021

Emergency Management will be assisting Door County Public Health with Flu Shots and COVID Booster doses. See below for all the details!

FLU VACCINE DRIVE THRU CLINIC (Covid-19 Vaccine will also be avaliable) will be held in Sturgeon Bay, October 11th, from 12-5:30pm and October 12th, from 11am-4pm.

Flu clinic will be held at the Door County Fairgrounds. PLEASE DO NOT ARRIVE AT THE EMS BUILDING. You will enter off of 14th Ave and drive down the midway of the fairgrounds, into the horse barn.

Please plan your time accordingly, as we are expecting a large turn out for these clinics.

To speed the process up, you can find our clinic paperwork online: https://www.co.door.wi.gov/909/Door-County-COVID-19-Situation-Update

If you are receiving a COVID-19 booster, please do not forget your vaccine card.

**BE AWARE FALSE EMERGENCY ALERT**Our 911 center has received several calls from the public this morning related to an e...
10/06/2021

**BE AWARE FALSE EMERGENCY ALERT**

Our 911 center has received several calls from the public this morning related to an emergency alert sent to their cell phones. Be advised we are not aware of where this alert originated but it was NOT sent by anyone in Door County. If you receive this alert you can disregard it.

Door County Sheriff's Office Sturgeon Bay Police Department Washington Island Police Department

**BE AWARE FALSE EMERGENCY ALERT**

Our 911 center has received several calls from the public this morning related to an emergency alert sent to their cell phones. Be advised we are not aware of where this alert originated but it was NOT sent by anyone in Door County. If you receive this alert you can disregard it.

Door County Sheriff's Office Sturgeon Bay Police Department Washington Island Police Department

Door County Emergency Management encourages you to take part in Preparedness Month in Wisconsin! Activities include maki...
09/01/2021

Door County Emergency Management encourages you to take part in Preparedness Month in Wisconsin! Activities include making a preparedness kit, learning about hazards in your area, and put a plan in place for emergencies. Our friends at ReadyWisconsin have great tools to help out!

September has been declared Preparedness Month in Wisconsin by Gov. Tony Evers. Prepare to Protect yourself and your family with tips from ReadyWisconsin. https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wemnews/2021wemnews/ready210901 #ReadyWI #PreparednessMonth

**SEVERE WEATHER ALERT****UPDATE 8/11/2021**Door County is under a Tornado Watch until 8:00PM tonight. This means that c...
08/11/2021

**SEVERE WEATHER ALERT**
**UPDATE 8/11/2021**

Door County is under a Tornado Watch until 8:00PM tonight. This means that conditions are present to produce tornadoes. If a tornado warning is issued take it seriously and move to an basement if possible or furthest interior room without windows. Put as many walls between you and the outdoors as possible.

You can be notified as soon as a Tornado Warning is issued by the National Weather Service by signing up for Code Red https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFBD2350CD52

**SEVERE WEATHER ALERT**
**UPDATE 8/11/2021**

Door County is under a Tornado Watch until 8:00PM tonight. This means that conditions are present to produce tornadoes. If a tornado warning is issued take it seriously and move to an basement if possible or furthest interior room without windows. Put as many walls between you and the outdoors as possible.

You can be notified as soon as a Tornado Warning is issued by the National Weather Service by signing up for Code Red https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFBD2350CD52

**SEVERE WEATHER ALERT**8/11/2021The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Door County into a level 3 of 5 threat fo...
08/11/2021

**SEVERE WEATHER ALERT**
8/11/2021

The Storm Prediction Center has placed all of Door County into a level 3 of 5 threat for severe storms today. They should arrive around 4PM during the evening commute.

A tornado did produce just outside of Green Bay during yesterday's storms and they are a threat again with this round.

Keep an eye on the weather throughout the day and plan ahead!

**WEATHER ALERT**The Storm Prediction Center has released the latest outlook for some strong/severe thunderstorms coming...
08/09/2021

**WEATHER ALERT**

The Storm Prediction Center has released the latest outlook for some strong/severe thunderstorms coming through on Tuesday. Stay up to date with the weather over the next 24 hours to make sure you are aware of the threats to your area!

**WEATHER ALERT**

The Storm Prediction Center has released the latest outlook for some strong/severe thunderstorms coming through on Tuesday. Stay up to date with the weather over the next 24 hours to make sure you are aware of the threats to your area!

FEMA will be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Emergency Alert System this wee...
08/09/2021

FEMA will be conducting a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and the Wireless Emergency Alert System this week Wednesday August 11th at 1:20PM!

Below is information about the test and what you can expect.

Next Wednesday, August 11th, we will coordinate with the Federal Communications Commission to conduct a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System and Wireless Emergency Alerts. The test will be at approximately 2:20 p.m. ET. 📲 📺📻

Get your questions answered from our FAQ: fema.gov/fact-sheet/frequently-asked-questions-2021-ipaws-national-test

Today marks the end of an era for one of our most tenured dispatchers. Holly Bridenhagen is setting sail into retirement...
08/02/2021

Today marks the end of an era for one of our most tenured dispatchers. Holly Bridenhagen is setting sail into retirement today after 24 years of service. We would like to wish her well in her next adventure and thank her for her service.

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Today marks the end of an era for one of our most tenured dispatchers. Holly Bridenhagen is setting sail into retirement today after 24 years of service. We would like to wish her well in her next adventure and thank her for her service.

Door County Fire Chiefs Door County Sheriff's Office Sturgeon Bay Police Department Washington Island Police Department Door County EMS

**SEVERE WEATHER ALERT**An update to the severe weather alert for today. This is the latest from the NWS at noon today:T...
07/28/2021

**SEVERE WEATHER ALERT**

An update to the severe weather alert for today. This is the latest from the NWS at noon today:

The National Weather Service has shifted the worst of the threat of the storm closer to home!

If you are planning to go to the fair tonight make sure you plan ahead!

Hurricane force winds are a possibility with this storm!

Code Red is a great way to stay informed about severe weather warnings. You can sign up here: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFBD2350CD52

**Severe Weather Alert**Hopefully everyone has been safe over the last 12 hours. Our dispatch center has received a lot ...
07/27/2021

**Severe Weather Alert**

Hopefully everyone has been safe over the last 12 hours. Our dispatch center has received a lot of calls throughout the day of trees and wires being down and power being out.

We are going to have another round of potentially even stronger storms tomorrow. The National Weather Service out of Green Bay has indicated that this may even get upgraded to a level 4.

Please make sure you stay informed over the next 24 hours as this system continues to evolve and move through.

Code Red is a great way to stay informed about severe weather warnings in our area. You can sign up here: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFBD2350CD52

Door County Emergency Management along with the Door County Local Emergency Planning Committee want to make you aware of...
07/20/2021

Door County Emergency Management along with the Door County Local Emergency Planning Committee want to make you aware of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act otherwise known as EPCRA.
The purpose of the Act is to offer the public a way to know what hazardous materials are in their community.
If you would like to know more about EPCRA you can visit https://www.epa.gov/epcra or contact Door County Emergency Management.

Door County Emergency Management along with the Door County Local Emergency Planning Committee want to make you aware of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act otherwise known as EPCRA.
The purpose of the Act is to offer the public a way to know what hazardous materials are in their community.
If you would like to know more about EPCRA you can visit https://www.epa.gov/epcra or contact Door County Emergency Management.

**SEVERE WEATHER ALERT**The National Weather Service (NWS) is tracking storms out to our west that will be impacting us ...
07/13/2021

**SEVERE WEATHER ALERT**

The National Weather Service (NWS) is tracking storms out to our west that will be impacting us later in the day tomorrow around 3:00PM or 4:00PM (Wednesday 7/14) and last through midnight.

The one thing to keep in mind with weather is that it always can change!!

Models at this hour show a likelihood of slight risk for severe storms throughout all of Door County which are considered shorter lived and more isolated in nature. However, Door County is very close to being at an enhanced risk.

Risks with this type of storm include very strong winds, heavy rain (flooding possible), hail of over 1”, and a possible tornado.

The next 24 hours will paint a much clearer picture of where these storms will likely end up and ultimately our threat potential. Either way it is a good idea to take steps now as we will likely see at least some strong to severe weather move through and possibly be upgraded to a higher threat over the next 24 hours.

- Know how to receive weather alerts. Code Red Alerts can notify you to severe weather as soon as it is issued from the NWS. You can opt into these alerts here: https://public.coderedweb.com/CNE/en-US/BFBD2350CD52
- Tie down loose objects
- Plan for possible road closures due to flooding or debris
- Have a way to communicate or meet with family should cell service be disrupted
- Have a plan for a possible power outage

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!Accidental 911 calls are becoming more common. In fact they can account for as much as 20% of monthly...
07/09/2021

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

Accidental 911 calls are becoming more common. In fact they can account for as much as 20% of monthly call volume! These calls take dispatchers away from responding to actual emergencies. Here are some tips on what to do if you do accidentally dial 911 and things you can do to help prevent you from accidentally calling 911!

TIPS IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY DIAL 911

-DONT HANG UP!! You are not in trouble!! We have protocols in place that we must follow to ensure there is not an emergency.

- Speak to the dispatcher and answer their questions. If you hang up, the dispatcher will have to call back to try and ensure there is no emergency. This can take a long time and take them away from other emergency calls.

TIPS ON PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL 911 CALLS

- Avoid putting your phone in a tight space such as a cup holder. By holding down the power and volume buttons it can trigger an emergency call.

- Avoid putting your phone in your pocket while mowing the lawn, using a jet ski, or a golf cart where the phone can freely bounce around. By pressing the power button 5 times in a row it can trigger an emergency call.

- Avoid letting small children play with your phone unattended. Even an old phone without a sim card can still dial 911!

- Iwatches often times will dial 911 through certain hand motions or through putting them on a charger.

- Check your phones settings to see how your device handles emergency call outs. IPhone settings refer to it at "Emergency SOS"

Door County Sheriff's Office Door County Fire Chiefs Sturgeon Bay Police Department Sturgeon Bay Fire Department Door County EMS

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!

Accidental 911 calls are becoming more common. In fact they can account for as much as 20% of monthly call volume! These calls take dispatchers away from responding to actual emergencies. Here are some tips on what to do if you do accidentally dial 911 and things you can do to help prevent you from accidentally calling 911!

TIPS IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY DIAL 911

-DONT HANG UP!! You are not in trouble!! We have protocols in place that we must follow to ensure there is not an emergency.

- Speak to the dispatcher and answer their questions. If you hang up, the dispatcher will have to call back to try and ensure there is no emergency. This can take a long time and take them away from other emergency calls.

TIPS ON PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL 911 CALLS

- Avoid putting your phone in a tight space such as a cup holder. By holding down the power and volume buttons it can trigger an emergency call.

- Avoid putting your phone in your pocket while mowing the lawn, using a jet ski, or a golf cart where the phone can freely bounce around. By pressing the power button 5 times in a row it can trigger an emergency call.

- Avoid letting small children play with your phone unattended. Even an old phone without a sim card can still dial 911!

- Iwatches often times will dial 911 through certain hand motions or through putting them on a charger.

- Check your phones settings to see how your device handles emergency call outs. IPhone settings refer to it at "Emergency SOS"

Door County Sheriff's Office Door County Fire Chiefs Sturgeon Bay Police Department Sturgeon Bay Fire Department Door County EMS

Door County 911 Communication Center is now hiring Public Safety Telecommunicators. Applications will be accepted until ...
06/24/2021

Door County 911 Communication Center is now hiring Public Safety Telecommunicators. Applications will be accepted until 7/15/2021.
If either you or someone you know is looking for a very rewarding career that allows you to make a difference in your community each and every day, then we welcome the opportunity to speak with you!

We Offer:
- Starting wage $20.05 per hour with annual growth opportunities
- Sign on bonus of $750 upon successful completion of training
- Full Wisconsin Retirement System benefit package
- Nearly 4 weeks of paid time off in the first year

It is easy to apply online at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/codoor?page=1

Door County 911 Communication Center is now hiring Public Safety Telecommunicators. Applications will be accepted until 7/15/2021.
If either you or someone you know is looking for a very rewarding career that allows you to make a difference in your community each and every day, then we welcome the opportunity to speak with you!

We Offer:
- Starting wage $20.05 per hour with annual growth opportunities
- Sign on bonus of $750 upon successful completion of training
- Full Wisconsin Retirement System benefit package
- Nearly 4 weeks of paid time off in the first year

It is easy to apply online at
https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/codoor?page=1

Two rounds of strong to severe storms are moving through our area today. Hail, winds, and heavy rain are all threats wit...
06/24/2021

Two rounds of strong to severe storms are moving through our area today. Hail, winds, and heavy rain are all threats with these storms. No severe weather warnings have been issued yet but make sure you are prepared by staying informed!

This is a great video showing some of the reponse to COVID 19 in Door County. Door County Emergency Management was very ...
06/10/2021
Door County Public Health's Thank You to Our Community

This is a great video showing some of the reponse to COVID 19 in Door County. Door County Emergency Management was very proud to be able to be on the front lines helping the community through this tough time. Along with all of the support from various other people and agencies thank you everyone!!

This past year has been tough for everyone. Door County Public Health wants to thank all of our community members, partners and those who have went above and...

WTMJ News out of Milwaukee paid us a visit at our COVID 19 mass clinic to highlight how well the vaccine rollout has bee...
05/13/2021
Vaccinations and Vacations: How Door County is winning on both fronts

WTMJ News out of Milwaukee paid us a visit at our COVID 19 mass clinic to highlight how well the vaccine rollout has been in Door County. Door County for a long time was leading the State in vaccine rollout per capita. Door County Emergency Management would like to thank the incredible team and partners that it took to pull all of this off. Without you none of this would have happened!

https://www.nbc26.com/news/coronavirus/vaccinations-and-vacations-how-door-county-is-winning-on-both-fronts

Wisconsin is fast approaching the busy Memorial Day to Labor Day tourism season. A multi-billion-dollar industry for the state that took a major hit last year due to the pandemic.

As we put an end to Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, Door County Emergency Management is happy to announce a n...
04/16/2021

As we put an end to Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, Door County Emergency Management is happy to announce a new way to receive FREE emergency weather alerts in Door County!

Anytime there is an emergency weather alert issued by the National Weather Service that will impact the area in which you live, you will automatically be notified so that you can take appropriate action.

To opt into receiving these alerts you can visit https://www.co.door.wi.gov/161/Emergency-Management and click on Code Red Emergency Alerts OR you can text "DoorCounty" to "99411". If you have further questions you may contact Door County Emergency Management directly.

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As we put an end to Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, Door County Emergency Management is happy to announce a new way to receive FREE emergency weather alerts in Door County!

Anytime there is an emergency weather alert issued by the National Weather Service that will impact the area in which you live, you will automatically be notified so that you can take appropriate action.

To opt into receiving these alerts you can visit https://www.co.door.wi.gov/161/Emergency-Management and click on Code Red Emergency Alerts OR you can text "DoorCounty" to "99411". If you have further questions you may contact Door County Emergency Management directly.

Door County Sheriff's Office Door County Emergency Services Sturgeon Bay Police Department Sturgeon Bay Fire Department Door County Fire Chiefs Door County Economic Development Corp. Destination Door County

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Tuesday 8am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8am - 4:30pm
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WE NEED YOUR HELP!! Accidental 911 calls are becoming more common. In fact they can account for as much as 20% of monthly call volume! These calls take dispatchers away from responding to actual emergencies. Here are some tips on what to do if you do accidentally dial 911 and things you can do to help prevent you from accidentally calling 911! TIPS IF YOU ACCIDENTALLY DIAL 911 -DONT HANG UP!! You are not in trouble!! We have protocols in place that we must follow to ensure there is not an emergency. - Speak to the dispatcher and answer their questions. If you hang up, the dispatcher will have to call back to try and ensure there is no emergency. This can take a long time and take them away from other emergency calls. TIPS ON PREVENTING ACCIDENTAL 911 CALLS - Avoid putting your phone in a tight space such as a cup holder. By holding down the power and volume buttons it can trigger an emergency call. - Avoid putting your phone in your pocket while mowing the lawn, using a jet ski, or a golf cart where the phone can freely bounce around. By pressing the power button 5 times in a row it can trigger an emergency call. - Avoid letting small children play with your phone unattended. Even an old phone without a sim card can still dial 911! - Iwatches often times will dial 911 through certain hand motions or through putting them on a charger. - Check your phones settings to see how your device handles emergency call outs. IPhone settings refer to it at "Emergency SOS" ✅ Door County Emergency Management and Communications
Please see the attached press release from Door County Emergency Management and Communications for an update on our Severe Weather Notifications.
Reminder FREE National Guard COVID 19 testing today at the Sturgeon Bay Fire Station until 4PM today. If you need a test please get a test!! Door County Public Health Door County Sheriff's Office Door County Emergency Management and Communications Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin Sturgeon Bay Police Department
We couldn't do what we do without partnerships that have been built throughout the state. Thank you for inviting us into your community Door County Emergency Management and Communications. It is an honor to serve our neighbors! #AlwaysReady #AlwaysThere
Door County Emergency Management and Communications is hosting a seminar to help people affected by flooding. The seminar will be held January 16th at the Door County Community Center in Sturgeon Bay.
A seminar from Door County Emergency Management and Communications. Open to the public.
2019 SKD Door County Emergency Management and Communications provided families with helpful information on how to stay prepared in disaster stations.