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County emergency management advises make a family emergency plan

The following message regarding September as Preparedness Month is from Kenosha County Emergency Management, a division of the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: This summer, several areas of Wisconsin have been hit hard by severe storms, flash floods and tornadoes. That’s why Governor Scott Walker has declared September as Preparedness Month to encourage people across the […]

Mock tornado drill set for today

  Kenosha County Emergency Management will be participating in a mock tornado drill today, Thursday, April 14. A mock tornado watch will be used at 1 p.m. A mock tornado warning will be issued statewide at 1:45 p.m. In addition, for the first time, a mock tornado warning will also be issued at 6:55 p.m. Many radio […]

This is Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week; statewide tornado drill is April 14

This is Wisconsin Tornado & Severe Weather Awareness Week, which will include a statewide tornado drill at 1 p.m. on Thursday, April 14. The following media release is from Kenosha County Emergency Management: Did you know that most tornado touchdowns occur between 4:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.? That’s why the State of Wisconsin has added a […]

Sheriff encourages signing up for emergency notifications

The following media release is from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: With the recent events surrounding the search and ultimate capture of fugitive Andrew Obregon and the arrival of the winter season, Kenosha County Sheriff Beth would like to remind Kenosha County residents of the availability of Emergency Notifications. Sheriff Beth encourages Kenosha County Residents to […]

September is National Preparedness Month

The following message regarding September is National Preparedness Month is from Kenosha County Emergency Management: Don’t Wait. Communicate. September is National Preparedness Month. Wisconsin Emergency Management’s ReadyWisconsin campaign says now is the perfect time to talk to everyone about getting ready for an emergency or disaster. “The most important step you can take today is to […]

Today is Heat Awareness Day

Int he wake of the warmest days this year, Thursday is Heat Awareness Day in Wisconsin. Here is a media release form Kenosha County Emergency Management about how to remain healthy and safe even when the mercury rises: Heat can kill. That’s why Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the National Weather […]

Tornado warning drill scheduled for today

A statewide tornado drill is planned for today. Kenosha County is expected to participate. At 1 pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide mock tornado watch and at 1:45 pm a statewide mock tornado warning. Many radio and TV stations will participate in the drill. Kenosha County warning sirens are expected to be […]

April 13-17 is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week

It what seems like an example of appropriate timing, Kenosha County Emergency Management released the following message this gloomy, rainy morning about 2015 Wisconsin Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, which is next week: Listen, Act and Live!  Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season. Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately will […]

Police, fire departments conducting exercise in Bristol this morning

If you see a large amount of emergency vehicle response Wednesday around the Kenosha County Center and/or Bristol School it may be part of a full-scale exercise that local police and fire agencies, under the coordination of Kenosha County Emergency Management, are conducting. This exercise is funded by a Federal Homeland Security Grant administered by the state […]

Hazardous materials Annual Inventory Report due in March

On April 17, 2013, a massive explosion at a fertilizer plant in central Texas killed 15 people and injured more than 160. The incident at the West Fertilizer Company is considered one of the worst industrial accidents in U.S. history. In the aftermath of that tragedy, questions have been raised about what information emergency first […]

County Emergency Management issues winter preparedness tips

This week is Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin. Just in time I say, based on the weather of late. Here is some information put out by Kenosha County Emergency Management about getting ready for winter: Governor Scott Walker has declared November 10-14, 2014 as Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin.  The annual campaign, sponsored by Wisconsin […]

September is National Preparedness Month

Kenosha County Emergency Management has released the following statement regarding National Preparedness Month. When disaster strikes you may need to take action to help protect your family, your friends and your community. That’s what September’s National Preparedness Month is all about. Disasters can happen anytime and anywhere, from severe weather like the tornadoes that swept across […]

County Emergency Management offers heat survival info

Heat can kill. That’s why Kenosha County Emergency Management, Wisconsin Emergency Management, the Wisconsin Department of Health Services and the National Weather Service are reminding people of the dangers associated with extreme heat and to promote community safety and health. June 12 is Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day. In 2013, Wisconsin had 11 confirmed heat related […]

Tornado warning drill scheduled for today

A statewide tornado drill is planned for today. Kenosha County is expected to participate. At 1 pm, the National Weather Service will issue a statewide mock tornado watch and at 1:45 pm a statewide mock tornado warning. Many radio and TV stations will participate in the drill. Kenosha County warning sirens are expected to be […]

Preparedness and Response Workshop on April 9 at County Center

A Preparedness and Response Workshop will take place Wednesday, April 9, from 9 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. (lunch included) at the Kenosha County Center (Highways 45 and 50 in Bristol. Kenosha County Emergency Management and the Kenosha Public Private Partnership will be hosting a workshop in a thought-provoking exercise for Public and Private Sectors to […]

County emergency management offers advice for extreme cold

The forecast for a combination of  cold temperatures and wind chills not seen in almost 20 years has not gone away. So here is some advice for dealing with the weather from Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department-Emergency Management: Health Risks – With these bitter temperatures, beware of hypothermia and frostbite. Frostbite can occur on exposed skin […]

Local hazardous substances handling guidelines announced

Lt. Gil Benn of Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department-Emergency Management made the following announcement recently regarding hazardous substances reporting: The federal government requires that, “Any facility (business, municipality, school, farm, etc.) that utilizes any of the 364 Extremely Hazardous Substances as listed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) above certain quantities or any Hazardous Chemicals […]

Today is Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day

The following is a press release from the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department-Division of Emergency Management: Kenosha County Executive Jim Kreuser has joined with Governor Walker in proclaiming June 13, 2013, as Wisconsin Heat Awareness Day. “People need to know that heat can kill so I want to take this time to remind residence of Kenosha […]

Local state of emergency declared for Kenosha County

A local state of emergency has been declared for Kenosha County, Jim Kreuser, county executive, has announced. The press release on the declaration says: Residents along low-lying areas of the Fox River are strongly urged to evacuate. The American Red Cross has established a temporary shelter for area residents at Christ Lutheran Church, 24929 75th St., Paddock […]

Statewide tornado drill cancelled for Thursday; will take place Friday

The following statement is from Wisconsin Emergency Management regarding Thursday’s scheduled tornado drill: Due to the chance for tornadoes in SE Wi on Thursday – the state of WI tornado drill has been postponed until Friday – April 19. A mock tornado watch will be issued at 1:00 p.m. and a statewide mock tornado warning will be issued […]

This is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week; drill set for Thursday

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Division of Emergency Management has released the following statement on Wisconsin’s Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week, including information on a tornado drill to take place Thursday, April 18: Listen, Act and Live! Those words could protect you and your family during severe storm season. Listening to warnings and seeking shelter immediately […]

Emergency Management to sponsor Severe Weather/Tornado Spotter’s Class

If you are interested in knowing more about severe weather, the Kenosha County Emergency Management has a class for you. From a statement released this week: Kenosha County Emergency Management will be sponsoring a basic and advanced FREE Severe Weather/Tornado Spotter’s Class. The basic class will be Tuesday, April 9th, and the advanced will be Tuesday, April […]

This is National Severe Weather Preparedness Week

The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department release the following statement regarding National Severe Weather Preparedness Week: The Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department Bureau of Emergency Management and Wisconsin Emergency Management are proud to promote National Severe Weather Preparedness Week March 3-9, 2013. During this week we are asking everyone to “Be a Force of Nature” and prepare for severe weather […]

Salem firefighters appear on “Chicago Fire”

Kenosha County fans of “Chicago Fire” might see a couple of local faces if they watch with a careful eye. In addition to Bristol Firefighter Chris Klemko serving as an extra on the hit television show, Kerrie Neumann, Firefighter/EMT and Jim Coppleman, fulltime Firefighter/Paramedic, for the Town of Salem also served as extras. While it […]

This is Winter Awareness Week — already!

From the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department: Kenosha County Sheriff David Beth has joined with Gov.  Scott Walker in proclaiming Nov. 5-9, 2012 as Winter Awareness Week in Wisconsin. “The purpose of Winter Awareness Week is to get people thinking about and preparing for winter weather conditions that can threaten their safety,” Beth said. “Now is […]

Emergency Management to set-up center for storm issues

Kenosha County Emergency Management is setting up an Emergency Operations Center to deal with any storm related issues over the next couple of days. Problems most likely will be along the Lake Michigan shoreline as high winds as waves as high as 18 feet are expected. In Western Kenosha County, the forecast calls for conditions to be […]

Kenosha County Specialized Response Team prepares for disasters

Before the vacant house on Highway F in Salem finally goes to the place that all empty houses go, the Kenosha County Specialized Response Team used it as an arena to practice tactical rescue Saturday morning. The home, which is frequently utilized by the Town of Salem Fire Department for training, was the venue for […]

Tornado watches and warnings this afternoon starting at 1 p.m. part of test

The five National Weather Service offices that service Wisconsin will conduct a test of the tornado watch and warning codes today. A test tornado watch will be issued at 1 p.m. Test tornado warnings will be issued at 1:45 p.m., which should be followed by a sounding of the warning sirens. Both will expire at 2 […]

Kenosha County Emergency Management to offer free Tornado Spotter’s Class

Kenosha County Emergency Management will be sponsoring a combination Free Basic/ Advanced Tornado Spotter’s Class on Wednesday, April 11, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., at Bristol Village Hall, 19801 83rd St., Bristol. Though the class is free, people need to register with Kenosha County Emergency Management at 262-605-7900 with your name, phone number (in case […]

Real winter weather requires awareness

With the seemingly certian arrival of real winter weather today in the form of significant snow accumulations, wind and cold it seemd like a good time to revisit some information distributed by the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department back in November for Winter Awareness Week: “We all remember the Groundhog Day Blizzard from last February, storms […]

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