ReadyWisconsin News

  • by Andrew Beckett, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis. – Independence Day is next Monday, and many people will be celebrating during the upcoming weekend. Whether your plans involve watching professional fireworks or creating your own display, ReadyWisconsin encourages you to make safety a priority. “Independence Day celebrations are a summer tradition for many people, and fireworks are often a part of […]
  • by Katie Rousonelos, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis. – The summer months bring more people outdoors and they can also bring the threat of dangerous thunderstorms.  June 21 is Lightning Safety Awareness Day in Wisconsin and ReadyWisconsin wants you to know how to reduce your lightning risk while still enjoying activities outdoors.  “If you hear thunder outside, you are likely within […]
  • by Katie Rousonelos, Wisconsin Emergency Management
    MADISON, Wis. – While summer months mean fun in the sun, there could be danger if you stay outside too long on extra hot and humid days. ReadyWisconsin and the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) urge everyone to take steps to protect themselves and those around you from heat dangers. Gov. Tony Evers has […]
  • 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 […]

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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