Planning and Preparedness

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Dodge and Jefferson Counties Special Needs Facility Planning

Dodge and Jefferson Counties Emergency Management and Public Health Agencies are currently holding working group sessions for any facility that provides care for special needs populations throughout our counties. If you are interested in sample planning templates and documents that will help long-term care facilities, schools and day cares build a robust plan that each facility can tailor to there specific unique needs please contact our office.

Preparedness Is Everyone's Job!

In times of disasters, you have responsibility to safeguard you and your family. During the first few hours or days following a disaster, essential services may not be available and emergency workers may be in short supply.

Depending on the severity, you must be ready to act on your own. If you educate yourself about these potential hazards, learn how to recognize them and plan for them, you can go a long way toward safeguarding yourself and your family.

Disaster PlanDisaster Plan

Disasters can strike anytime. When it does, having a disaster plan can help. The Dodge County Office of Emergency Management and Red Cross have created an Emergency Preparedness Checklist for you to use. It is also important to have Emergency Contact Numbers of local contacts and an emergency out-of-state contact.

Disaster Supply KitDisaster Supply Kit

After a disaster, local official and relief workers will be on the scene, but they cannot reach everyone immediately. Your family will cope best by preparing for a disaster before it strikes. One way to prepare is by assembling a Disaster Supplies Kit. When a disaster hits, you don’t have time to shop or search for supplies, but if you have gathered them in advance your family can endure an evacuation or home confinement.

Food and Water in an EmergencyFood and Water in an Emergency

If a disaster strikes your community, you might not have access to food, water and electricity for days, or even weeks. By taking some time now to store emergency food and water supplies, you can provide for your entire family.

Click here to get more information on what you may need to sustain you and your family.

Animal SafetyAnimal Safety

Our animals enrich our lives in more ways than we can count. In turn, they depend on us for their safety and well-being. Click here to find out how you can be prepared to protect your pets and barnyard animals when disaster strikes.

More InformationMore Information

Go to to find good information on how to develop a family disaster plan, create a disaster supply kit, communications plan with your families important numbers, and many other helpful tips and information regarding different types of hazards.

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