Emergency Preparedness

Emergency preparedness has become one of the most important facets of public health. All health department employees continuously train in this area so that we will be ready, should disaster strike.

Interested in Volunteering?

Whether you work in a health field or not, are actively practicing, learning or retired, if you have an interest in assisting your community or state during a health crisis, we invite you to register in Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR). Learn more and to register by visiting the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR) website. Thanks!

Get Ready Newsletter

For more information on preparedness, whether it is storms, diseases or other emergencies or crisis, check out the Get Ready website for great information.

Points of Dispensing (PODs) Fact Sheet

The South Milwaukee Health Department is committed to Public Health Emergency Preparedness planning and encourages residents to do the same.  A specific concern is planning and preparing for an event that would require the Health Department to dispense medication or provide vaccination to city residents.  View the fact sheet (PDF) containing information to assist residents in being better prepared for this type of emergency.  Please contact the Health Department if you have questions or concerns.

Do 1 Thing

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. Do 1 Thing is a 12-month program that makes it easy for you to prepare yourself, your family, and your community for emergencies or disasters. Learn more by visiting the Do 1 Thing page.

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