Emergency Management

Office Information

Wood County Emergency Management
Wood County Courthouse (Map)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: (715) 421-8500

Department Mission

The Wood County Emergency Management Office assists local government in the protection of lives, property and the environment in the event of major emergencies or disaster of any nature; allows for the assessment of hazards, mitigation opportunities, response capabilities, resources and needs; identifies and deploys resources effectively and allocates emergency responsibilities and authority among local government agencies; coordinates activities among agencies and all levels of government; records information, decisions and procedures developed during the planning process and during actual emergency situations; and provides a basis for training and exercising personnel to operate in coordination.

Emergency Management Notifications

Ebola Information
Posted 10/22/2014 by schristensen@co.wood.wi.us
General
How do I protect myself against Ebola?

If you must travel to an area affected by the 2014 Ebola outbreak, protect yourself by doing the following:

Wash hands frequently or use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
Avoid contact with blood and body fluids of any person, particularly someone who is sick.
Do not handle items that may have come in contact with an infected person’s blood or body fluids.
Do not touch the body of someone who has died from Ebola.
Do not touch bats and nonhuman primates or their blood and fluids and do not touch or eat raw meat prepared from these animals.
Avoid hospitals in West Africa where Ebola patients are being treated. The U.S. Embassy or consulate is often able to provide advice on medical facilities.

For more information please visit http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola/outbreaks/2014-west-africa/qa.html

About Emergency Management

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The Wood County Emergency Management Office is responsible for the following programs:

  • Building Number Identification (BNI) Program
  • Highway Safety Program
  • Community Service Work Program
  • EPCRA (Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act) Program
  • Communications

Emergency In-Place Sheltering

For more information about sheltering yourself at home in case of a chemical or biological emergency in your neighborhood, please visit the In-Place Sheltering page.

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