All-Hazards Planning

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. The goal of all emergency planning is to create systems to ensure that responders from multiple services, sectors, jurisdictions and levels of government can effectively communicate, coordinate and integrate their efforts.

State Planning

WEM creates and maintains the Wisconsin Emergency Response Plan (WERP) to manage multi-agency state response to large-scale emergencies that exceed local response capacity. The WERP provides integration between local jurisdictions and state and federal agencies and is the mechanism for requesting federal disaster assistance.