ReadyWisconsin News

  • by Office of the Attorney General
    MADISON, Wis. – Attorney General Josh Kaul today, in partnership with WisconsinEmergency Management (WEM), announced the implementation of WirelessEmergency Alerts (WEAs) for the Silver Alert program. WEAs can now be sent forcertain Silver Alert cases. “Wisconsin DOJ and law enforcement agencies across the state are committed tolocating people who’ve gone missing,” said Attorney General Josh […]
  • by ReadyWisconsin
    MADISON, Wis. – A winter storm is expected to impact west central Wisconsin Fridayafternoon and into the weekend, bringing with it the possibility of heavy snowfall that coulddisrupt travel across the region. ReadyWisconsin is encouraging those who live or plan to travelthrough the area to act now to remain safe. The National Weather Service (NWS) […]
  • by ReadyWisconsin
    MADISON, Wis. – Winter in Wisconsin can be a time for fun outdoors, but the snow, ice and cold can also be dangerous for those who are not ready for them. To help prepare everyone for what to expect in the months ahead, Gov. Tony Evers has declared Nov. 15-19 Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin. […]
  • by Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis. – Fall has fully arrived in Wisconsin and with it comes the end of daylight saving time. As you change the clocks back an hour this weekend, ReadyWisconsin encourages you to use some of your extra time to check the carbon monoxide detectors and smoke alarms in your home, while also making sure […]
  • by Wisconsin Emergency Management
    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.

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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