Being prepared for any type of event or emergency is always a good idea. Educating your family members and making sure everyone is on the same page can be a chore; let us help you make this process easier by pointing you in the right direction. With so many resources available to you on the internet, where is the best place to start? We suggest that you start by:
Businesses can potentially face a number of hazards, all of which need to have a specific plan. These hazards include (but are not limited to):
Businesses and Non-Profit organizations play a critical role supporting citizen’s safety and recovery. From providing immediate feeding and sheltering assistance to supporting community recovery efforts, La Crosse County needs the private sector to prepare, respond, and recover from emergencies.
Businesses and Non-Profit organizations need to take purposeful steps to plan for emergencies. These plans should include procedures for responding to emergencies as well as maintaining operations throughout the emergency (Continuity of Operations Plans – COOP).
From severe weather awareness to connecting agencies with the appropriate response agencies to discussing planning strategies, La Crosse County Emergency Management can support private sector planning efforts to build resilience. To learn what you can do as a business leader, visit ready.gov’s business portal to download toolkits and other resources.
All Wisconsin cities, villages, and towns are required to adopt an emergency plan and designate an emergency manager [WI § 323.14(1)3.(b)]. The municipal emergency manager is responsible for directing local training and emergency management programs and exercises, directing participation in emergency management programs and exercises, advising county emergency management on local emergency management programs, and submitting to county emergency management any reports they require [WI § 323.15(1)(c)].
Health Care Facilities
We are aware the Centers for Medicare / Medicaid have special requirements for health care facilities to participate in emergency-based exercises with local response agencies.