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.

On Thursday we wrapped up our COVID 19 community testing site in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard. In order...
06/05/2020

On Thursday we wrapped up our COVID 19 community testing site in partnership with the Wisconsin National Guard. In order to put on an event like this it takes a team and to say we had an amazing group of individuals who helped bring it all together is a understatement. There are too many to list but Door County Emergency Management would like to give a huge thank you to all of the Wisconsin National Guard, our partners, and volunteers who helped make it all possible!! Here's to taking another step closer to defeating COVID 19 in Door County!

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Door and Kewaunee Counties are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to host a COVID 19 Community Testing Site in...
05/29/2020

Door and Kewaunee Counties are partnering with the Wisconsin National Guard to host a COVID 19 Community Testing Site in Door County on June 2, 3, and 4 from 11:00AM - 7:00PM. Tests are FREE and no registration is required. Tests will only be given to those who have symptoms. This test is NOT an antibody test to tell if you have had COVID in the past. The test is meant to tell you if you currently have COVID 19. Please see the below press release for more details.

With all this talk around masks Door County Public Health has put together a very easy to read and understand info graph...
05/22/2020

With all this talk around masks Door County Public Health has put together a very easy to read and understand info graphic to breakdown the different types of masks. Check it out!

Our State counterparts have been working hard with us at the local level to help battle COVID 19. Here's to 60 days and ...
05/15/2020

Our State counterparts have been working hard with us at the local level to help battle COVID 19. Here's to 60 days and counting!

It’s been 60 days since the State Emergency Operations Center fully elevated in support of the Department of Health Services and the response to COVID-19 in Wisconsin. WEM would like to extend our thanks to everyone who continues to be an important part of this ongoing and historic response!

05/13/2020
Wings Over Wisconsin

For those that missed it. The Air National Guard 115th Fighter Wing conducted "Wings Over Wisconsin" which provided a flyover of multiple hospitals across the State to show appreciation to all of the front line workers fighting COVID. See below for a video showing the flight over Green Bay. Thank you to all of our front line personnel that keep fighting the good fight each and every day!!

This week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin!Each day this week Door County Emergency Management ...
04/17/2020

This week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin!

Each day this week Door County Emergency Management will focus on a different area on tornado and severe weather preparedness.

Today's tip is about flooding. Historically high lake levels have created the potential for significant flooding concerns the likes of which Door County may never have seen before. This is why it is important to know if you are at risk for flooding and to have a plan ahead of time. Spring is the time of year best suitable for flooding and for this reason Door County Emergency Management hosted a special flood seminar with experts from many different disciplines to talk about this issue.

You can watch this informative webinar and check to see if you are in the floodplain by going to: https://www.co.door.wi.gov/444/Flooding

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VIRTUAL TORNADO DRILL 1:45PMIt is time for the statewide virtual tornado drill. This will take the place of active siren...
04/16/2020

VIRTUAL TORNADO DRILL 1:45PM

It is time for the statewide virtual tornado drill. This will take the place of active sirens and phone, TV, or radio alerts.

Emergency Management would like to encourage you at this time to review your emergency plans for a tornado.

This would include (but is not limited to):
- Where will you go
- How will you receive communication/alerts
- How will you get in touch with loved ones if the phone lines are down
- Do you have an emergency kit with needed supplies
- Are there any special needs that need to be thought through and planned for

Thank you for your participation!

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This week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin!Each day this week Door County Emergency Management ...
04/15/2020

This week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin!

Each day this week Door County Emergency Management will focus on a different area on tornado and severe weather preparedness.

IN SHORT: NO LOCAL SIRENS WILL BE SOUNDING ON 4/16 AND NO EMERGENCY ALERT MESSAGING WILL BE ISSUED THROUGH TV, RADIO, OR PHONES.

Today’s message is about tornado sirens and what changes you can expect this year to the statewide tornado drill due to COVID 19.

DID YOU KNOW: Tornado sirens were not designed to be heard from inside a building. The original and still current intent is that they are meant to serve as a signal to those outdoors that a tornado warning has been issued and to seek shelter immediately. That is why it is so important to not rely on those sirens as your only warning system. It is critical that you have several methods to receive those alerts to make sure you do not miss them.

Due to the COVID 19 situation the statewide drill is being changed this year. A virtual tornado drill will take the place of the sirens sounding and phone, radio, and TV messaging going out through the emergency alert system. Please take a few minutes to go over your severe weather plan by making sure you know how you will receive those alerts and where you will go.

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This week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin!Each day this week Door County Emergency Management ...
04/14/2020

This week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin!

Each day this week Door County Emergency Management will focus on a different area on tornado and severe weather preparedness.

Today's tip is meant to show how important it is to have an emergency kit. This tip applies to more than just severe weather and you need look no further than our current COVID 19 situation to see why. It is strongly recommended that every household have 3 days worth of supplies on hand.

These kits can be critical to providing basic needed supplies during an emergency like severe weather for many reasons such as:

- Power, gas, and/or water lines may be impacted for an extended period of time
- Local stores and grocery centers may be damaged or destroyed
- Roadways may be impacted preventing public safety to be able to get to you quickly
- It keeps emergency supplies in one place so they are ready when you need them and it ensures you have what may be needed already on hand

Start building your kit today by visiting https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/ to learn more!

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This week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin!Each day this week Door County Emergency Management ...
04/13/2020

This week is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin!

Each day this week Door County Emergency Management will focus on a different area on tornado and severe weather preparedness.

Today's tip centers around being informed. There are many different ways to keep informed and having redundant notification options is important in case your main method is not available. It is also very important that you are able to fully understand what message is being sent to you. For example do you know the difference between a tornado watch and a tornado warning?

Take a minute today to make sure you and your household know what notification methods you will use for severe weather and make sure you know the difference between a watch and warning!

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It is a very special week this week at the Door County Emergency Management and Communications Department as April 12th ...
04/12/2020

It is a very special week this week at the Door County Emergency Management and Communications Department as April 12th - 18th is National Public Safety Telecommunication Week!

This dedicated group of men and women serve at all hours of the day every day of the year to answer the call and assist public safety carry out their mission to protect and serve. They do so behind the scenes without any of the accolades. Without them the public safety system would not be possible.

Please join me in thanking the selfless heros of your Door County Dispatch Center!!

Thank you for all that you do to help keep Door County safe and well!

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04/07/2020

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Tornado Awareness week is April 13-17.
We strongly encourage you to participate in the Virtual Tornado Drill at 1:45 pm on April 16th. For more information, click the link.
https://dma.wi.gov/DMA/wemnews/2020wemnews/20050
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Door County 911 Communication Center is now hiring Public Safety Telecommunicators. Applications will be accepted until ...
02/13/2020

Door County 911 Communication Center is now hiring Public Safety Telecommunicators. Applications will be accepted until 3/2/2020. If either you or someone you know is unsure of what to do for a career, are looking for a different career path, or want to find a very rewarding profession that benefits your community, then a career in public safety may be for you!

We Offer:
- Competitive starting wage at $20.05 per hour
- Sign on bonus of $750 upon successful completion of training
- Full Wisconsin Retirement System benefit package
- Paid time off up to 4 weeks in your first year

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

Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed Feb. 9 – 15 Flood Insurance Awareness Week in the State of Wisconsin. Be informed abo...
02/10/2020

Governor Tony Evers has proclaimed Feb. 9 – 15 Flood Insurance Awareness Week in the State of Wisconsin. Be informed about this resource and how it may benefit you. For further information related to flooding related to Door County we have a full seminar that touches on flood insurance and much more at https://youtu.be/xQ0aqfUC2qQ.

FLOOD SEMINAR VIDEO:Emergency Management would like to thank everyone who came out to the flooding seminar. We had a gre...
01/22/2020

FLOOD SEMINAR VIDEO:

Emergency Management would like to thank everyone who came out to the flooding seminar. We had a great turnout with a lot of great feedback!

This will also soon be posted under the Emergency Management section of Door County's website.

Please utilize this link to view the full video recording of the event https://youtu.be/xQ0aqfUC2qQ

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Happy Monday!If you have ever called 911 by mistake it can be a worrisome feeling. Please take a minute to check out thi...
01/06/2020
Accidental 911 calls create problems for local dispatchers and first responders

Happy Monday!

If you have ever called 911 by mistake it can be a worrisome feeling. Please take a minute to check out this story and share to help raise awareness on what you should do in these situations!

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https://fox11online.com/news/local/accidental-911-calls-create-problems-for-local-dispatchers-and-first-responders

WINNEBAGO COUNTY (WLUK) -- A jump in accidental 911 calls has several local sheriff's offices reminding folks to be more careful. "I would say that we take at least anywhere from 20-50 a day," said Kyle Nachman. Nachman is a 911 dispatcher at the Winnebago County Communication Center, where staff re...

WEATHER ALERTThe National Weather Service is forecasting that Sunday will bring with it gusty winds across the entire ar...
01/03/2020

WEATHER ALERT
The National Weather Service is forecasting that Sunday will bring with it gusty winds across the entire area. Ice shoves are possible along the western shore of Door County as well as a potential for downed trees and power lines. Stay tuned to the weather over the weekend and plan ahead!

Door County Emergency Management will be hosting a Flooding Seminar that is open to the public. Seating will be limited ...
01/02/2020

Door County Emergency Management will be hosting a Flooding Seminar that is open to the public. Seating will be limited and will be on a first come first serve basis. The event will be recorded for future viewing for those not able to attend. See the attached flyer for more details!

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Very active weather system moving through Door County over the next 24 hours. Heavy rain with a flood advisory turns int...
12/30/2019

Very active weather system moving through Door County over the next 24 hours. Heavy rain with a flood advisory turns into snow with a winter weather advisory. 5+ inches of snow are possible on Monday.

You simply have to marvel at Wisconsin weather sometimes.

Stay safe and drive carefully!

EMERGENCY UPDATE POWER OUTAGES:Due to the widespread power outages across the County, a few local shelters have been ope...
12/02/2019

EMERGENCY UPDATE POWER OUTAGES:

Due to the widespread power outages across the County, a few local shelters have been opened to residents if needed. Outages may last until as late as tomorrow afternoon. Baileys Harbor Town Hall and Sister Bay Fire Department are both places you can go to seek shelter overnight. Sister Bay Fire will have support from the Red Cross with its shelter.

If you have not already reported an outage make sure you do so! This information helps WPS determine where the issues are which let's them fix it quicker

The latest from the National Weather Service. Door County is forecast to see between 8 and 12 inches of powder. Most wil...
11/30/2019

The latest from the National Weather Service. Door County is forecast to see between 8 and 12 inches of powder. Most will occur late Saturday into early Sunday. Plan ahead and drive safe!

WEATHER ALERTThe National Weather Service has placed Door County under a wind advisory until midnight tonight as winds w...
11/27/2019

WEATHER ALERT

The National Weather Service has placed Door County under a wind advisory until midnight tonight as winds will come from the northwest and increase to 25 to 35 mph with gusts to around 50 mph.

We have already begun seeing many roads and homes throughout the County flood as a result of the high water levels on Lake Michigan, the recent rain, and the very high winds over the last 24 hours.

REMINDERS:

DO NOT drive through flooded roadways. Water can hide potential hazards in the road such as open man hole covers created by the flooding.

If you are along the shoreline be prepared and stay informed to the latest weather conditions as more flooding is likely.

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It is Winter Weather Awareness Week!Taking a little time now will pay off greatly when you need to act!According to the ...
11/04/2019

It is Winter Weather Awareness Week!

Taking a little time now will pay off greatly when you need to act!

According to the WI DOT there are on average 46 deaths, 4,200 injuries, and 18,000 vehicle crashes Statewide each year due to winter driving.

Old man winter sure has left an impact in this state over the years and Door County has been no stranger to it. Winter Events in Door County since 1982 include the following:
o Blizzard – 8
o Winter Storm – 109
o Ice Storm – 3
o Extreme Cold – 5

Also, use this time to ensure your house is ready for winter. Approximately 500 people are treated at hospital emergency rooms across the state annually for carbon monoxide poisoning, according to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services. And The National Fire Protection Association says three out of every five home fire deaths occurred when smoke detectors were either not present or were not working properly.

Here are some helpful reminders and resources to get you ready:

- Get your furnace inspected to ensure proper ventilation

- Shut off water to exterior water faucets to prevent busted pipes

- Test Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors (Replace every 10 years)

- Road Conditions/Information - 511 app or www.511wi.gov

- Emergency Kit for Vehicle - https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/kits-for-your-car/

- Emergency Kit for Home - https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/kits-at-home/

Door County needs your help! See the press release below to see how you can help showcase Door County to the world!
10/17/2019

Door County needs your help! See the press release below to see how you can help showcase Door County to the world!

Door County 911 Communication Center is now hiring Public Safety Telecommunicators. If either you or someone you know is...
08/21/2019

Door County 911 Communication Center is now hiring Public Safety Telecommunicators. If either you or someone you know is unsure of what to do for a career, are looking for a different career path, or want to find a very rewarding profession that benefits your community, then a career in public safety may be for you!

We Offer:
- Competitive starting wage at $19.46 per hour
- Sign on bonus of $750 upon successful completion of training
- Full Wisconsin Retirement System benefit package
- Paid time off
- Work/Life balance schedule with a 4 day weekend (Saturday and Sunday included) every other week

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

Door County Emergency Management along with the Door County Local Emergency Planning Committee want to make you aware of...
08/09/2019

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.

Today is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin. It is important to take care of yourself and to check in on family, friends, a...
06/05/2019

Today is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin. It is important to take care of yourself and to check in on family, friends, and neighbors during periods of extreme heat. Those most vulnerable include very young children, the elderly, and people with heart disease or high blood pressure. Individuals who are overweight or on certain medications may also be more susceptible to illnesses during extreme heat events. The Wisconsin Department of Health Services show five people died in 2018 in Wisconsin due to heat-related causes. In the last five years, at least 13 people have died in Wisconsin and thousands of residents have fallen ill or been hospitalized due to heat-related conditions.
Please visit https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/be-informed/extreme-heat/ for more heat awareness information.Stay safe everyone!

May 1st is NOAA Weather Radio Awareness Day in Wisconsin.These devices are known as "smoke detectors for severe weather"...
04/30/2019

May 1st is NOAA Weather Radio Awareness Day in Wisconsin.

These devices are known as "smoke detectors for severe weather". Emergency management in conjunction with the National Weather Service (NWS) and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) strongly encourage every home and business to have this type of system which provides 24/7/365 coverage and can alert you to hazardous weather conditions in and around your area.

Visit https://readywisconsin.wi.gov/make-a-kit/get-a-weather-radio/?fbclid=IwAR3c-7vPopc2lFc2_JXnJuaklgyR0z3fX425-vawoTGc1hZ0Wnst2gkMM8g
to learn more about how to be better prepared to protect you and your family with a weather radio!

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1201 S Duluth Ave
Sturgeon Bay, WI
54235

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 16:30
Tuesday 08:00 - 16:30
Wednesday 08:00 - 16:30
Thursday 08:00 - 16:30
Friday 08:00 - 16:30

Telephone

(920) 746-7195

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