Mitigation

Hazard mitigation breaks the cycle of damage and repair by reducing or eliminating the long-term risk to human life and property from hazards.


Preparedness

Wisconsin takes an all-hazards approach to emergency planning and preparedness by developing a comprehensive function-based emergency response framework that can be activated across a spectrum of types of emergencies.

Response

When an emergency occurs, each state agency carries out its responsibilities independent of other agencies. 

The activities of state agencies must be closely coordinated if the state is to respond effectively. 

Recovery

Some individuals, families, and communities that are especially hit hard by a disaster may need more time and specialized assistance to recover and a more formalized structure to support them during recovery. 


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Our Leadership team

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Greg Engle

Administrator

Ruhamah Bauman

Director – Bureau of Operations & Planning Support

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Katie Sommers

Director – Bureau of Policy & Grants

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Paul Cooke

Director – Bureau of Field Services