ReadyWisconsin News

  • by Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) is announcing the grant opportunity application period is now open for nonprofit organizations that may be at risk of a terrorist attack due to their ideology, beliefs, or mission.  The Nonprofit Security Grant Program (NSGP) is a federal grant administrated by WEM that provides support for nonprofit organizations […]
  • by Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    FITCHBURG, Wis. – Wisconsin’s emergency responders are often faced with complex and difficult decisions as they work to protect lives and property. While many overcome those challenges without outside help, sometimes the demands of an incident may exceed their capabilities. In those situations, they may make a request for an incident management team (IMT) to […]
  • by Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis – Severe weather can develop quickly, making it essential to have a reliable way to receive alerts. May 4 is NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards Awareness Day and ReadyWisconsin encourages everyone to explore how they can add one of these life-saving devices to their home. “When severe weather is in the forecast, it’s […]
  • by Katie Rousonelos, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin relies on many sources to generate the electricity that powers homes, gas that fuels vehicles, and natural gas that heats homes. A disruption in moving those energy supplies could have cascading effects across Wisconsin, which is why several state agencies have been working on plans to address the potential for a […]
  • by Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis. – When tornadoes are in the forecast, ReadyWisconsin wants to ensure everyone knows how to stay safe. That’s why everyone is encouraged to take time today to practice their tornado and severe weather sheltering plans during Wisconsin’s statewide tornado drills at 1:45 p.m. and 6:45 p.m. “With no potential severe weather expected in […]

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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