The Division is under the Milwaukee County Office of the Sheriff and staff includes an Administrator, an Emergency Management (HazMat) Coordinator, three Municipal Emergency Services Coordinators and one clerical support person.
Emergency Management coordinates countywide disaster preparedness, response and recovery efforts for severe weather, hazardous material incidents, and homeland security. Activities include:
Emergency Operations Planning
Homeland Security Preparedness
Warning and Communications
Training and Exercising
Public Education and Information
Damage Assessment and Disaster Recovery
Fiscal and Grants Administration
24-HOUR EMERGENCY CONTACT NUMBER: (414) 525-5770
The Bureau maintains a 24/7-response capability. An after hours on-call duty officer is always available to assist with the notification of response agencies, local government units, and can provide information on response and recovery resources. The Bureau can provide a mobile emergency response
command post, communications equipment, and assistance with resource coordination.
For the purpose of emergency management preparedness, Milwaukee County has been split into five zones:
ZONE A is the North Shore communities of Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood, and Whitefish Bay.
ZONE B is the City of Milwaukee.
ZONE C includes Wauwatosa, West Allis, and West Milwaukee.
ZONE D includes Franklin, Greendale, Greenfield, and Hales Corners.
ZONE E includes Cudahy, Oak Creek, St. Francis, and South Milwaukee.
For more information on emergency management programs and training, as well as individual and family disaster preparedness, responce and recovery, please go to http://emergencymanagement.wi.gov/
For the latest information on severe weather, please visit the local National Weather Service website at http://www.crh.noaa.gov/mkx/