The police department routinely works with other first responder agencies to develop plans and procedures for emergency response. Are you prepared for an emergency event that may occur?
The police department has personnel trained to assist you in evaluating your
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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?
Outdoor Warning Sirens
The Village of Fox Point outdoor warning siren is located behind the village hall and works in conjunction with all of Milwaukee County to alert residents in the event of emergency. T
Warning sirens are tested at 12 p.m. the second Wednesday of each month , weather permitting.
The sirens are often activated based on information from the National Weather Service. The sirens will only be activated for a tornado warning, not a watch. A warning indicates that a tornado has been spotted, or that Doppler radar indicates a thunderstorm circulation which can spawn a tornado.
It is possible residents may not hear the sirens while inside their homes. Residents are urged to monitor television and radio reports during severe weather situations, as well as activate emergency alerts on their wireless devices.
In Wisconsin, severe weather can occur at any time and it is important be alert to changing weather conditions. Tornadoes and severe thunderstorms are most likely to occur in the late afternoon or early evening hours, from March through October. Residents are urged to have an emergency supply kit and a communication plan in advance of weather emergencies.
Fox Point joins the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in recommending that all residents Be Ready by taking the following three steps to be prepared in the event of an emergency:
- Put together an emergency supply kit
This kit should include the basics such as water, non-perishable food, battery powers lights and radios with extra batteries and a first aid kit. Be sure to also consider items to accommodate family members’ special needs such as prescription medications, infant formula, pet food, important family documents, etc.
- Make sure your family has a plan in case of an emergency
Sit down together and decide how you will get in contact with each other, where you will go and what you will do in an emergency: Determine a neighborhood meeting place, identify an out-of-town emergency contact, inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: employers, daycare providers, schools, etc.
- Talk to your neighbors about how you can work together
In the event of an emergency, you will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance.
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