Severe Weather Week

Next week Wisconsin recognizes and prepares for the Spring and Summer severe weather season.

The statewide tornado drill is scheduled for April 23.

How does your EMS organization prepare for severe weather? A few important things to consider:

1) station standbys during severe weather alerts
2) distribution of agency vehicles in several locations
3) availability of supplies for emergency responders to assist with debris clean-up after severe weather

What would you add to this list?

By Greg Friese

Greg Friese, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, is an author, educator, paramedic, and marathon runner.

Greg was the co-host of the award winning EMSEduCast podcast, the only podcast by and for EMS educators. Greg has written for,, Wilderness Medical Associates, JEMS Magazine, and EMS World Magazine, and the NAEMSE Educator Newsletter.