- MADISON, Wis. – Registration is now open for the Governor’s 2021 Cybersecurity Summit, being held Oct. 4-5 at the Wilderness Resort – Glacier Canyon Conference Center in Wisconsin Dells. This annual summit brings together national cybersecurity experts, government and academic leaders and the business community to share knowledge and experience in finding new ways to […]
- CHICAGO – Through the Pre-Disaster Mitigation grant program (PDM), the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has released $1,626,338 to the village of Fox Point, Wisconsin for a resilient infrastructure project to protect the Lake Michigan shoreline from erosion. This erosion control project includes construction of a rock revetment designed to protect […]
- While all disasters are local, sometimes an incident goes beyond a jurisdiction’s capability to respond. During a complex or prolonged response, such as the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the emergency management community has long recognized the need for a qualified team of experienced, well-trained individuals with specialized skills that can assist a local incident commander, which […]
- MADISON, Wis. – The Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs announced Friday that Maj. Gen. Paul Knapp, Wisconsin’s adjutant general, has named Greg Engle as acting administrator of the Division of Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM), effective immediately.
- MADISON, Wis. – Preparing for disasters protects everyone you love, and ReadyWisconsin encourages people to take time during September to ensure they have the tools needed to respond to potential disasters and emergencies in their community. Gov. Tony Evers has declared September Preparedness Month in the state of Wisconsin.
In February 2003, the US Department of Homeland Security launched the Ready campaign. It is a national public service advertising campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies, including natural and technological disasters and potential terrorist attacks. The goal of the national campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.
ReadyWisconsin is Wisconsin’s counterpart to the national campaign. ReadyWisconsin began in 2008 and is part of the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs. It serves as a one-stop shop for emergency and disaster preparedness information and provides links to other relevant national, state, local, tribal and volunteer agencies.
ReadyWisconsin asks individuals to do four key things:
- Get an emergency supply kit
- Make a family emergency plan
- Be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses
- Get involved in emergency preparedness and response in their own communities
All ReadyWisconsin materials can be replicated and utilized. To learn more about ReadyWisconsin, please refer to our Frequently Asked Questions page.