Emergency Management

Emergency Management is a coordinated response to an unusual emergency situation. A response that calls for maximum use of community resources, with far greater need for coordination between response agency than usually exists.

The Emergency Management Office and the position of Emergency Management Coordinator is a county office that is mandated by the State of Wisconsin. It is supported by county funds that are partially reimbursed by federal and state grants. The office receives functional guidance from the regional Director of the Wisconsin Division of Emergency Management.

Emergency Management is a vital link in a network of services, which makes it possible for natural disasters and large-scale emergencies to be mitigated and dealt with effectively. The job of this department is to assist in all natural and man made disasters and in situations when a municipality or county has exhausted its immediately available local and mutual aid resources, when there is a potential for long range or immediate danger to life or property.

Providing assistance to Barron County residents in the following disaster situations:

  • Tornadoes
  • Chemical Spills
  • Highway Accidents
  • High Damaging Winds
  • Rail Accidents
  • Floods
  • Terrorism
  • Forest Fires

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Emergency Prepardness

Federal Law P.L. 99-499 was enacted in October 1986 by the United States Congress to protect and inform all citizens of the existence of hazardous chemicals that may be manufactured, stored, distributed or used in a community.

Public Law 99-499 is the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act of 1986, Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (EPCRA).

Information about these hazardous chemicals and locations is available for public review at the following location between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

Barron County Justice Center Room 1525
Barron County LEPC
1420 State Hwy 25 North
Barron, WI 54812

Information available includes lists of facilities reporting, Material Safety Data Sheets, inventory forms of chemicals, emergency response plans and if any are filed, follow-up emergency notices of releases from facilities.

Telephone inquiries as to specific information contained in the files will be accepted.

Copies of the documents may be made at the expense of the requestor and at rates established by Barron County.

Information available is limited to compliance with P.L. 99-499 and does not include all chemicals that may pose a threat to humans, animals or the environment.

Questions related to this notice should be addressed to: Emergency Management Director, Barron County Justice Center Room 1525, 1420 State Hwy 25 North, Barron, WI 54812-3011.

This legal notice is published to inform the general public and complies with Section 324 of P.L. 99-499.

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Under the Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know Act, each County in Wisconsin is designated as an Emergency Planning District with a Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

LEPC Membership is broad and includes representatives from:

  • Elected State and Local Officials
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Emergency Management
  • Local Media
  • Law Enforcement
  • Community Groups
  • Fire Service
  • Industry
  • Local Health Organizations

The LEPC is the point of contact for the pubic to receive information on storage/locations of chemicals, types of chemicals, and hazards associated with those chemicals.

For more information on the LEPC, call 715-637-6712