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Announcement: Formidable Footprint – A Series of National Neighborhood Tabletop Exercises

Interested in helping your neighborhood or community be prepared for a disaster? Check out the Formidable Footprint: “Led by the Disaster Resistant Communities Group a team of national, regional and state organizations has undertaken an effort to develop, facilitate and evaluate a series of disaster exercises for neighborhood based organization entitled “Formidable Footprint – A […]

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Hurricaine Preparedness Tips

June 1 is the official start of the hurricane weather season. All residents of Hurricane prone areas should do these things: Get a kit Make a family emergency plan Be informed Learn more about preparedness at the website. Everyday EMS Tips for emergency responders that live and work in Hurricane prone areas:

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Read your State's Pandemic Influenza Plan

The recent H1N1 outbreak put pandemic influenza planning and training back on the top of the list for public health departments, EMS agencies, and hospitals. The responsibility for planning and preparing belongs to all emergency responders. Every state has a state specific pandemic flu plan. Links to those plans are listed at Take a […]

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Emergency Responder Family Disaster Preparedness Tips

Disaster preparedness planning is contingent on individual responders actually leaving their homes, businesses and families. If my family is safe with shelter, water and food, I will be able to serve the needs of my neighbors. Read the full Every EMS Tip at on Family Disaster Preparedness to learn strategies to help prepare your […]

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EMS Pandemic Influenza Guidelines

EMS Pandemic Influenza Guidelines for Statewide Adoption were published in May 2007. Nearly two years later EMS agencies are revisiting those guidelines as public concern and media attention about Swine Influenza A (H1N1) grows. EMS Managers should revisit their pandemic influenza plans and make sure the following planning and preparation efforts are underway:


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 […]