Emergency Management


Being prepared for a disaster is often the key to surviving one.


This page links to publications and other resources that help



Do1Thing - Small steps toward being prepared for an emergency

Do 1 Thing is a web-based, twelve-month preparedness program that focuses on a different area of emergency preparedness each month. Emergency preparedness doesn’t have to be hard or expensive.

Click on the current month on our homepage and download the factsheet

 Choose one of the easy “things to do” this month and Do that one thing!

If you follow along for an entire year, you will be better prepared to handle most disasters and emergencies. You can jump in anytime and you don’t have to do things in any order!

Our Mission
The mission of Do 1 Thing is to move individuals, families, businesses and communities to prepare for all hazards and become disaster resilient




Do you have a NOAA Weather/All Hazards Radio ?

Weather radios are “smoke detectors for danger.” A NOAA Weather Radio with an alarm and battery back-up is one of the best ways to protect your family, especially at night when the alarm feature can wake you up during severe weather and give you and your family time to seek appropriate shelter. If there is no severe weather or emergency your radio can be switched to a silent, stand-by mode.

“Emergency weather radios save lives,” says Steve Fenske, City of Waupaca Emergency Management Coordinator. “The early warning of possible danger gives you and your family time to act and stay safe. It’s like having your own personal emergency siren.”

Click here to learn more about weather radios

Sign Up for CodeRED


The City of Waupaca is encouraging citizens to register for CodeRED. CodeRED is a telephone communication service that allows us to quickly notify citizens about emergency situations.  All citizens and business are encouraged to register.

Click her for more details


Are You Ready for Breaking News?

Wisconsin Emergency Management and ReadyWisconsin deliver important information through social medi.a

Wisconsin Emergency Management and its ReadyWisconsin emergency preparedness program encourage everyone to join us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, read our blog and join our e-mail list to learn about disaster preparedness and current information about disasters and emergencies. Information provided includes:

  • Breaking news alerts on emergencies and disasters as they happen. We send you situation reports and other important information from the State Emergency Operations Center.
  • Severe weather alerts: Though our ReadyWarn system, we send Severe Thunderstorm Warnings as well as Tornado Watches and Warnings for the entire state of Wisconsin to your Facebook and Twitter account. These alerts can save your life and are especially helpful if you access Facebook and Twitter on a mobile device.
  • Emergency preparedness information: We are providing emergency preparedness tips and information for a variety of natural disasters and man-made events. Learn what to do and where to go to keep your family safe.
  • Press releases: Keep up to date on emergency management programs and initiatives.
  • Blog postings from Wisconsin Emergency Management: We just launched a new blog with behind the scenes insights from Wisconsin Emergency Management staff.

To sign up for e-mails, visit http://readywisconsin.wi.gov and click on “Sign up for E-mails” in the left column of the homepage

Facebook: www.facebook.com/ readywisconsin

Twitter: www.twitter.com/readywisconsin