Emergency Management

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Emergency management, also called emergency response or disaster management, is the organization and management of the resources and responsibilities for dealing with all humanitarian aspects of emergencies. The aim is to prevent and reduce the harmful effects of all hazards, including disasters.  In Fox Point, the responsibility for hazard mitigation is the responsibility of each department head, with the Police Chief serving as the Emergency Manager.

Staff participate in on-going training and evaluate community hazards on an annual basis, along with continuous review of our preparedness plans in the event of a natural disaster.  In the event of an emergency or natural disaster, Fox Point personnel will work cooperatively with the Milwaukee County Office of Emergency Management and Wisconsin Emergency Management.

A natural disaster will immediately overwhelm the community resources and require staff to utilize our planning and training.  As a resident, you can prepare for an emergency by following some of the guidelines shared below.

  1. Power Outages
  2. Severe Weather
  3. Be Ready
  4. Hands-Only CPR
  5. Resources

The Fox Point Police Department and the North Shore Fire Department provide services to the community in the event of a power line down from the pole or a transformer arching/sparking.  The police department does not have access to any information related to power outages or expected time to re-energizing a neighborhood.  In the event of a power outage, are you prepared?

Before outage

Preparation

  • Add Outage Hotline to phone: 800-662-4797
  • Assemble an emergency kit and keep it where it’s easy to find in the dark. Suggested items:
    • Flashlights and extra batteries
    • Blankets
    • Water – half gallon/day per person
    • Battery radio, extra batteries
    • Canned or dried food
    • Hand-operated can opener
    • First-aid kit
    • Prescription medications
    • Specialty items for infants, seniors or disabled family members

During outage

Stay safe

  • Report your outage online or by phone:
    Report outage and get updates
    800-662-4797
  • Stay at least 25 feet away from downed power lines or flooded areas
  • Stay out of flooded basements or rooms
  • Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible
  • Use manual operation of garage door
  • Go to safe shelter if your home is extremely cold or hot
  • Use flashlights, not candles
  • Use generators properly
  • Unplug or turn off appliances to avoid overloading when power is restored
  • Leave a single light on to alert you when power is restored
  • If your home is only one in neighborhood without power, check breakers/fuses
  • Use food safety tips for frozen and refrigerated items

Other considerations

  • Battery back-up for sump pump
  • Cell phone
  • Generator to power important appliances; test every 30 days
    Generator safety
  • Surge suppression devices for protection when power returns
  • Security and alarm systems
  • Pet safety
  • Card or board games to pass time
  • Dry ice for refrigerator/freezer
  • Frozen jugs of water for refrigerator or cooler, or drinking
  • Well being of friends, neighbors and relatives, especially seniors or anyone with medical conditions