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Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry. A registration system specifically designed for health professional, behavioral health and animal health care volunteers who wish to offer skills and talent needed in times of emergency.
Medical Reserve Corps (MRC). Health professional volunteers and others with related skills donate their time and expertise in the local community to prepare for and respond to emergencies and promote healthy living throughout the year. 

  •  Volunteer Wisconsin Registry
  • . When disaster strikes, Wisconsin residents can be counted on to respond. Through the WeVolunteer Registry on WePartner, individuals and organizations can register the specific skills and resources they have to offer during an emergency.

Wisconsin DMAT Team logoWisconsin-1 Disaster Medical Assistance Team (WI-1 DMAT). WI-1 DMAT is part of the National Disaster Medical System (NDMS), a federally-coordinated system that provides medical capabilities in the event of a large-scale emergency that overwhelms normal local medical resources. A DMAT consists of medical personnel, logistical and administrative personnel, and all of the equipment required to deliver medical care in an emergency.

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Ready Wisconsin logo and linkGet a Kit, Make a Plan, Be Informed "Ready Wisconsin" Information for individuals and families about what steps can be taken to protect yourself and your family and prepare for emergencies.

FEMA for Kids logo  This interactive site teaches kids how to be prepared for disasters and prevent disaster damage.

  • 2010 Report to the President and Congress from the National Commission on Children and Disasters The Commission reports findings and recommendations relating  major disasters and emergencies such as: child physical health, mental health, and trauma; child care in all settings; child welfare; elementary and secondary education; sheltering, temporary housing, and affordable housing; transportation; juvenile justice; evacuation; and relevant activities in emergency management. (Released October 2010) 

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