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Special Report on

Wisconsin Emergency Management

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Ed Wall recently assumed the role of Wisconsin’s emergency management administrator. State directors come in many shapes, sizes and backgrounds. Wall comes with a law enforcement background. This might suit him well as he integrates emergency management and homeland security within his department. Wall started his public service career in 1982 while in college in Connecticut working full time as an EMT. As a college senior he was hired at the Meriden, Conn., Police Department. He worked almost four years there as a patrolman, then five as a state trooper before making detective in the Narcotics Investigation Unit. He moved ...
was a severe weather outbreak that affected parts of Wisconsin, and the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. The outbreak occurred on August 23, 1998 and caused millions of dollars in damage to the region. One fatality is attributed to this severe weather event, when a severe thunderstorm knocked a tree onto a camper killing its sole occupant. A supercell spawned a F3 tornado that ripped across Door County causing $6.5 million in damages. It was the 8th most costly tornado in Wisconsin history injuring two people, destroying multiple structures and disrupting the regional economy and tourism. Two storms moved through the Fox Valley ...
Dorothy, Toto and Tim have a reminder for you today
This is a reminder that today, Thursday, April 22, 2010 is Tornado Drill day.  Listed below is information and schedule as it pertains to today’s events. Tornado Drill Day Schedule The National Weather Service, Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Minnesota Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and other state, county and local agencies have come together to host Severe Weather Awareness Week activities. On Thursday, April 22, 2010, simulated tornado watches and warnings will be issued to test the statewide warning and communications systems. For those with weather radios or equipment that receives ... market research, surveys and trends
Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week - Official Storm ...
Gov. Jim Doyle has proclaimed April 19-23, 2010 as Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. The campaign is to remind people of the dangers associated with tornadoes, thunderstorms, flooding and hail and to encourage citizens to take protective safety measures. Last year, 16 tornadoes in Wisconsin were confirmed by the National Weather Service (NWS), causing thousands of dollars in property and crop damage. Wisconsin averages 21 tornadoes a year. To encourage citizens to be prepared for severe weather, Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the National Weather Service (NWS) are once again promoting ... market research, surveys and trends


FEMA: Wisconsin Disaster Assistance Tops $10 Million
LA CROSSE, Wis. -- Disaster assistance has topped $10.7 million for the 14 Wisconsin counties hard hit by the Aug. 18-31 storms and flooding, according to Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). Registration for FEMA individual assistance closes Oct. 25. The deadline for homeowners, renters and businesses submitting applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is also Oct. 25. Anyone who was impacted by the storms and flooding Aug. 18-31 and has not applied, should do so before these dates. More than 4,400 Wisconsin households have applied for assistance, with a ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
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than one percent of the more than 2 million households in the state. ... of Insurance, Wisconsin Emergency Management, and National Weather Service are ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
FEMA still considering individual disaster applications
Gov. Jim Doyle will appeal to the Federal Emergency Management Agency to provide federal assistance for individuals, families and businesses suffering from severe weather in Milwaukee, Waukesha and Grant counties. “Gov. Doyle is going to appeal that part of the request. He has 30 days to file an appeal with FEMA,” said Lori Getter of Wisconsin Emergency Management. The state was originally informed Wednesday by FEMA that it did not meet the federal threshold to receive individual assistance.  In subsequent conversations with FEMA officials, the state was informed that there has been no determination regarding ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
New radio system criticized as a waste
Officer Robert Perkins of the Janesville Police Department uses his portable radio to check a driver’s license during a routine traffic stop in Janesville last month. Emergency responders say such portable radios, which officers rely on to communicate each time they get out of their squad cars, will not work with a statewide radio system now under construction. CRAIG SCHREINER -- State Journal Should terrorists attack or tornadoes rip through Wisconsin, improvements being made to emergency communications should one day help first responders throughout the state talk with each other. But today, if storms topple trees onto roads ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Wisconsin Emergency Management
Mission Statement. Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) coordinates effective disaster response and recovery efforts in support of local governments. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Wisconsin Emergency Management News
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) today released $4,483,460 in Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) funds to Jefferson County, Wisc., for the acquisition and removal of 28 residential structures and one commercial structure. Read Full Story Are you ready for a natural disaster? 9/24/2009 A popular saying in Wisconsin is that if you don't like the weather, wait a few minutes and it will change. But sometimes Wisconsin weather only allows a few minutes to seek safety. "Most people think they won't be impacted by a natural disaster," said Lori ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Wisconsin Emergency Response Drinking Water Collection Kit Information
Designed to be simple and safe to use by sample collectors who may include water utility operators, staff from local health departments or state agencies, regional HazMat teams, or the Wisconsin Civil Support Team Provide quality data Require little work to maintain Wisconsin Emergency Response Drinking Water Collection Kit Contents Water collection instructions Limited personal protective equipment Containers for biological, chemical and radiological water analysis Sample submittal/chain of custody form Markers and pens Evidence tape Wisconsin Emergency ...
How would you prioritize these Emergency Management areas, and why ...
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) is working with state and local emergency management organizations to identify areas in emergency plans that need enhancement. Wisconsin Emergency Management filters these areas, as identified by FEMA, and passes their priorities on to local emergency management organizations through annual agreed to plans of work. Matthew Marmor, Director of Emergency Management for Calumet County, is very interested in receiving feedback on what program areas take priority for local Calumet County citizens, businesses, and elected officials for 2010. To be sure, all of the areas identified are ...
How to Deal with a Stressful Work Situation
Yep, we live in some crazy and stressful times. Who has not lost just a little bit of sleep worrying about a job/career or stressing about the demise of our 401k�s? Even so, nothing compares to the stressful situation that Captain Chesley �Sully� Sullenberger faced just a few short weeks ago, when the plane he was flying crash-landed in the Hudson River. Now that a little bit of time has passed and we have had time to reflect on his remarkable feat, there are a few lessons that were lived out by Captain Sully and his heroic crew�that we can all apply to our businesses and jobs during these challenging times.