Office of Emergency Management (OEM)




OEM is in the business of urban resiliency, the protection of lives and property through exacting communications to decision-makers and through the total coordination of resources, on-location and on-time. 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.


MC OEM is now a NOAA Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador! 
As a WRN Ambassador, partners commit to working with NOAA and other Ambassadors to strengthen
national resilience against extreme weather. We are working to inspire others to be better
informed and prepared, helping to minimize the impacts of natural disasters.

For more info: 

Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ and the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ logo are trademarks of
the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, used with permission.

Check out OEM on the EMS Live Podcast!

  • 6/27/2017---Milwaukee County OEM Director, Christine Westrich, and OEM- EMS Division Director Ken Sternig talk on EMS Live about the national opioid epidemic, its impact on Wisconsin communities, and what EMS is doing in response. LISTEN HERE

  • 4/25/2017--- OEM Director Christine Westrich, Medical Director Dr. Colella and EMS Division Director Ken Sternig on EMS Live, a podcast produced by the Professional Ambulance Association of Wisconsin (PAAW). The three discuss the EMS Division's reversal of the old practice of diversion, which allowed ERs to turn away ambulances due to hospital capacity issues. LISTEN HERE



Click below for info on the OEM-EMS App - now available for free!



Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management
633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 700
Milwaukee, WI 53203


Christine Westrich | Director

Office of Emergency Management
414.226.7303 (Office)
414.257.4709 (24/7 OEM)
633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 700
Milwaukee, WI 53203


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