Emergency Management


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



     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

For the latest information on severe weather, please visit the local National Weather Service website at




Genene Hibbler SARA / Lead Emergency Management Coordinator (414) 525-5770

Barry Mitchell Municipal Emergency Services Coordinator  (414) 525-5770

Deonna Johnson Municipal Emergency Services Coordinator (414) 525-5770

Christine Westrich Municipal Emergency Services Coordinator (414) 525-5770

Carl Stenbol Emergency Management Bureau Administrator (414) 525-5770

Karen Schillaci Program Assistant (414) 525-5770

EM Office Fax Number  (414) 525-5787

Milwaukee County Office of the Sheriff

Divison of Emergency Management
9225 S. 68th St., Franklin, WI  53132

Ph: (414) 525-5770    Fax: (414) 525-5787




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