Emergency Management program has primary duties to prepare, plan,
respond and recover from disasters in Walworth County.
Disasters and emergency situations include natural disasters (such
as tornados, floods, and fires) and man-made accidents (such as
chemical spills, train derailments, or industrial disasters). This
program is located within the Walworth County Sheriff Department.
This program is partially grant funded and is required by state law.
The Emergency Management program not only works on county wide
projects, but works with the cities, towns and villages to assist
them with their respective programs.
is responsible for the maintenance and operations of the Emergency
Operations Center (EOC) that was constructed in 2006. The EOC
is located in Elkhorn and stands ready to host and assist key
persons tasked with working through emergencies and disasters.
This EOC is a state of the art facility that has been built with
protecting our communities in mind.
Several plans are
prepared and maintained by Emergency Management. These plans
include how to respond to disasters and emergencies, identify what
disasters are more likely to occur in our county and how to reduce
the impact of disasters.
Under the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA), a
federal program, Emergency Management is also charged with ensuring
that all companies with threshold reporting inventories of hazardous
industrial and agricultural chemicals annually file the appropriate
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