Emergency Management

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(715) 468-4730
Fax: (715) 468-4715

Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Carol Buck

Departmental Purpose

What we do:

  • Maintain the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) for Washburn County
  • Provide assistance for emergency response to emergencies and disasters
  • Develop and update emergency plans for all hazards impacting our community
  • Provide liaison with local, state and federal authorities during emergencies and disasters
  • Develop, coordinate and conduct emergency management training/exercise programs
  • Develop and distribute emergency management presentations, brochures, pamphlets, public service announcements and other relevant information for civic organizations, businesses, and the public.

If a disaster would strike Washburn County, it could be days before help arrives and basic services are restored. Would you and your family be ready if that happened? Unfortunately, most households aren't prepared even for routine water main breaks and weather-related power outages that leave us without utilities for two or three days. The Washburn County Emergency Management along with the emergency response community strongly urges every household to prepare to get along for 72 hours following an emergency with no assistance. This webpage is intended to provide the people of Washburn County with the tools to better prepare themselves for disasters.

Mission Statement

Washburn County Emergency Management coordinates effective disaster response and recovery efforts in support of local governments. Through planning, training and exercising, we prepare ourselves, our citizens and response personnel to minimize the loss of lives and property.

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Information & Services


Be Informed About Disaster Preparedness:




Electrical Outage Maps

Emergency Management

Emergency Supplies

EOC Resources



Fire Response

Flood Insurance

Get Kids Ready

Get Pets Ready

Get Ready Business

Get Ready Washburn County

Hazard Mitigation Plan

Hazard Mitigation Resources

Hazmat - DNR Resources 

Houses of Worship

ICS & NIMS Resources

Interoperability Communications

Manufactured Homes

Municipality Resources

Preparedness from the National Organization on Disability

Recovery Resources

Road Conditions


Shelter in Place

Storm Damage Resources/Information

Training Opportunities



Winter Preparedness

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