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. 


Latest news

Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin will take place April 8-12 this year. […]
The image shows a residential area experiencing significant flooding. Several houses are partially submerged in water, reflecting a high water level that has inundated the area. In the foreground, an American flag is prominently displayed, hanging from a flagpole attached to the porch of a house. The porch itself is right at the water's edge, suggesting the floodwaters have risen quite close to the home. Power lines stretch overhead, unobstructed by the flood. The sky is clear and blue, indicating the weather is calm now, which contrasts with the disaster on the ground. Trees and greenery are visible in the background, and there is no visible movement in the water, indicating the current may be still at the moment. The scene is likely captured after a recent flood event, as the water is relatively calm and the sky is clear.
The spring of 2023 saw historic flooding hit parts of Wisconsin, which forced roads to […]
Wisconsin Emergency Management staff pack STEP materials for shipping to over 100 schools across the state.
Students across the state will learn the importance of being prepared for emergencies this spring […]

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Our Leadership team

Greg Engle - Official Photo

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