Emergency Management

Colleen Handrick, Coordinator

Location & Mailing Address:
224 South Second Street
Medford, WI  54451

Clerk Phone:  715 . 748 . 2200, Extension 321
Fax:  715 . 748 . 3813

Office is located on the Ground Floor of the Courthouse

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This department develops the countywide Emergency Operations Plan, conducts preparedness exercises and assists in disaster situations. Other duties include emergency plans for schools, industries, medical facilities, and governmental agencies. The Department manages the mandated “Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act,” oversees the functions of the Local Emergency Planning Committee and maintains the county’s hazardous materials inventories. This department coordinates all local emergency response agencies, which helps to mitigate the severity of disasters. The department writes grants and obtains equipment to help other agencies and departments be prepared for any incident, natural or man-made. The department arranges for training provided through local, state and federal training facilities.