Emergency Preparedness

The Ozaukee County Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program focuses on preparing for and responding to events that pose a substantial risk to the health of Ozaukee County residents. The program supports and enhances the capacity of the health care system to prepare for public health threats and emergencies through planning, exercising, responding, and training. We work closely with many partners including Emergency Management, Human Services, hospitals, clinics, law enforcement agencies, fire/EMS, schools, faith based organizations, businesses, non-profit agencies, and many more.

What is the role of the public? To Be Prepared!

  • Set up a communication tree for home and work.
  • Have a family emergency plan, discuss the plan and practice it.
  • Have a prearranged meeting place and discuss when to use it.
  • Check on neighbors, especially the elderly and disabled.
  • Have a portable radio and batteries handy.
  • Observe your environment and report suspicious activities to law enforcement.
  • Locate stairways and emergency exits and be aware of plans for evacuating buildings and crowded public areas.
  • Locate and maintain fire extinguishers and train responsible personnel how to use them.
  • Obtain training in first aid and CPR.
  • Assemble and maintain emergency supply kit. 
Being prepared for disasters and emergencies can seem like a big job. Many people don't know where to start, so they never start at all. With Do 1 Thing, you can take small steps that make a big difference in an emergency.
Interested in helping out in an emergency?
Register with the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR) today! Go to https://weavrwi.org/ for more information and registration details.



For more information on Emergency Preparedness, visit the links below.
  1. Be Prepared

    Be ready for all situations that may come your way.

  2. Preparedness Checklist

    Browse through preparedness checklists for various emergencies.

  3. Weather Emergencies

    Stay up-to-date on the latest weather emergencies.