Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Emergency Management Division



  • Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, each county in Wisconsin is designated as an Emergency Planning District with a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). LEPC membership is broad and includes representatives from: elected state and local officials, emergency management, law enforcement, fire service, local health, emergency medical service, local media, community groups and industry. This means local people are making local decisions about how to plan for, train for and respond to chemical emergencies in your community. The LEPC is the point of contact for the public to receive information on storage/locations of chemicals, types of chemicals and hazards associated with those chemicals.
    • It is the responsibiltity of the LEPC to consult and coordinate with the County Board, the County, local heads of emergency management services, and the Public Safety & Judiciary Committee in the execution of the Local Emergency Planning Commission’s duties. Remember, this is an advisory committee and not a policy-making committee. 


  • Emergency Planning: The LEPC enables communities as a whole to prepare for hazardous chemical releases through emergency planning. This planning also provides information and facilitates training for first responders so they are ready in the event of a chemical accident. Your LEPC can provide you with information on evacuation routes, shelter-in-place procedures, and other information you may need to help your family plan for a chemical emergency. 
  • Community Right-to-Know: The LEPC increases awareness of chemical hazards in your community and allows you and your local government to obtain information about chemical hazards. If you are concerned about the types, amounts, or locations of chemicals stored in your community, contact your LEPC.






LOCATION: UW- Milwaukee School of Freshwater Sciences: 600 East Greenfield Avenue, Milwaukee

               LEPC: September 10, 2018 --  8:30 am - 12:30 pm
               Sub Committee: August 23, 2018 -- 8:30 am - 10:30 am


               March 13, 2017
               September 12, 2016
               May 9, 2016
               March 14, 2016
               November 9, 2015


              September 25th, 2017
              September 18th, 2017

              September 12, 2016
              May 9, 2016
              March 14, 2016
              November 9, 2015

Office of Emergency Management - Emergency Management Division
9501 W. Watertown Plank Road, Milwaukee, WI 53226

Chris Miles | Emergency Management Division Director

Office of Emergency Management
414.226.7308 (Office)
414.257.4709 (24/7 OEM Dispatch)
633 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 700
Milwaukee, WI 53203

For general information on Emergency Preparedness, and for questions or assistance on Emergency Management Programs, please send an email to:

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