ReadyWisconsin News

  • by Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis. – It’s never too early for kids to learn what they should do during an emergency. September is Preparedness Month, and ReadyWisconsin encourages parents and educators to take time this month to teach kids to be better prepared for the unexpected. “Disasters can be scary for kids, but learning how to be prepared […]
  • by Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis. – After wildfires and flooding resulted in widespread damage across New Mexico earlier this year, state and local resources moved quickly to assess the devastation and begin the recovery process. This monumental effort requires the work of many people and a great deal of time, prompting New Mexico to look outside of its […]
  • by ReadyWisconsin
    MADISON, Wis. – Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere. To encourage all Wisconsinites to be ready, Governor Tony Evers has declared September Preparedness Month in Wisconsin. Throughout the month, ReadyWisconsin wants everyone to consider emergency risks and take steps to make sure individuals, families, and communities are safe before, during, and after a disaster. “Preparing now […]
  • by Wisconsin Homeland Security
    MADISON, Wis. – Registration is now open for the 2022 Wisconsin Governor’s Cybersecurity Summit, being held Oct. 23-25 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 build relationships while sharing knowledge and experience. “The […]
  • by Katie Rousonelos, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis. — In the early morning hours of May 2017, an explosion ripped through a corn milling plant in Cambria, destroying the facility and leaving multiple workers trapped inside. Wisconsin’s Urban Search and Rescue Task Force, known as Wisconsin Task Force 1, was called to search the rubble for any signs of life. Now, […]

About Us

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

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