Emergency Management

Emergency Management is a coordinated response to an unusual emergency situation. A response that calls for maximum use of community resources, with far greater need for coordination between response agency than usually exists.

The Emergency Management Office and the position of Emergency Management Coordinator is a county office that is mandated by the State of Wisconsin. It is supported by county funds that are partially reimbursed by federal and state grants. The office receives functional guidance from the regional Director of the Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management.

Emergency Management is a vital link in a network of services, which makes it possible for natural disasters and large-scale emergencies to be mitigated and dealt with effectively. The job of this department is to assist in all natural and man made disasters and in situations when a municipality or county has exhausted its immediately available local and mutual aid resources, when there is a potential for long range or immediate danger to life or property.

Providing assistance to Barron County residents in the following disaster situations:

  • Tornadoes
  • Chemical Spills
  • Highway Accidents
  • High Damaging Winds
  • Rail Accidents
  • Floods
  • Terrorism
  • Forest Fires