Emergency Management is best described as a process; a continuous cycle of planning, mitigation, response, and recovery activities to preserve life and property from natural and technological disasters.
Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) also provides work performance grants which provide over half of the annual operational budget for Green County Emergency Management. The Emergency Management Performance Grant (EMPG) and the EPCRA (Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act) Planning Grant are the two major grants that are awarded. In order to receive the funding for the EMPG, an annual Plan of Work is negotiated with WEM, and the EPCRA grant provides funding to maintain the LEPC and hazardous material planning.
Below is an abbreviated list of Green County’s Emergency Management's responsibilities:
Coordinate emergency response and recovery operations
Develop and maintain countywide Emergency Response Plans and support annexes that are compliant with Federal and State mandates.
Support municipalities with resources and coordination during emergencies
Facilitate training, exercises, and drills with businesses, schools, and responders
Coordinate and distribute emergency information using various media outlets and social media
Provide resources, such as brochures and planning templates for individuals,schools and businesses.
Speak to community groups, facilities, schools etc. about emergency preparedness
Promote mitigation practices; write grants to provide mitigation projects
Coordinate with non-governmental and volunteer disaster response organizations
Coordinate with municipal, county, state, and federal response agencies and officials
Develop and maintain plans for facilities and farms regulated by SARA Title III and EPCRA laws.