Radiological Incident Response and Advisory Assistance

The Department of Health Services (DHS) prepares for and responds to emergencies involving radioactive materials other than nuclear power plant origin. In the event of a radiological emergency, DHS staff works with local first responders, local government, other state governments, and federal agencies to protect the citizens of Wisconsin and their property from the radiological hazard.

In addition to responding to incidents involving radioactive materials, DHS staff can also provide advisory assistance on issues involving radioactive materials, and conduct radiological training for first responders.

For emergency state assistance with a radiological incident, call

WEM 24-Hour Emergency Number:
1-800 943-0003

or
Department of Health Services 24-Hour Emergency Number:
608-258-0099

Be sure to state that you have a radiation-related emergency.

Wisconsin Radiological Emergency Response Poster, P-00248 (PDF)

Wisconsin fact sheets

Federal fact sheets

Video resources

Other helpful resources

Federal and state partners

Non-emergency contact information

Vacant
Radiological Emergency Preparedness Specialist Supervisor
1 W Wilson St., Room 144
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: 608-266-7384
Fax: 608-267-4799

Charles Adams
Radiological Emergency Preparedness Specialist
1 West Wilson St., Room 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: 608-267-4794
Fax: 608-267-4799

David LeClear
Radiological Emergency Preparedness Specialist
1 West Wilson St., Room 150
Madison, Wisconsin 53703
Phone: 608-266-9443
Fax: 608-267-4799

Last Revised: October 6, 2020