Emergency Management is the planned response of all Village departments to various types of emergencies. The budget includes the maintenance of emergency warning sirens and the purchase of expendable supplies and protective equipment that are shared by all departments as needed. The Emergency Management Committee prepares and maintains an emergency response plan and conducts periodic training exercises to test the plan and the readiness of Village staff.
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The Emergency Management Director position is an add-on job responsibility presently assigned to the Deputy Fire Chief. An annual stipend is paid for this assignment. The EMS Director is the Assistant Emergency Management Director. Other department heads, citizen members, and representatives from the tank farms association and the school district serve on the Emergency Management Committee.
The dual role as the Deputy Fire Chief and the Emergency Management Director gives the Village of McFarland a unique level of preparedness for dealing with large scale natural and manmade critical incidents. The commitment of all members of McFarland’s Emergency Services and the members of our community maximizes the safety and security of our Village. The Public Safety and Village departments continue to be active participants in the ongoing preparation and training of our community's emergency governmental services. These exercises bring together law enforcement, fire services, emergency medical services, and the community to plan for these types of events.
McFarland Emergency Management will work with County, State, and Federal agencies to ensure that all resources are made available, including the "after the fact" grants, loans, and public assistance programs. We have the responsibility to train and familiarize the residents of McFarland to help them avoid becoming victims of man-made or natural distasters.
Winter Storms: http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather
Extreme Heat: http://www.ready.gov/heat
Hazardous Materials: http://ready.gov/hazardous-materials-incidents
Emergency Management-State of Wisconsin Homeland Security Website.
Emergency Management-American Red Cross
Emergency Management-Salvation Army
Homeland Security-State & Local Actions
EPA Chemical Emergency
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