Governor; duties and powers; out-of-state assistance.
Adjutant general; duties and powers.
Local government; duties and powers.
Heads of emergency management; duties and powers.
Powers of law enforcement officers.
State traffic patrol officers and conservation wardens.
State agency volunteers.
State official authority to grant variances to statutes and rules for a disaster.
Emergency use of vehicles.
Prohibition against restricting firearms or ammunition during emergency.
Suspension of certain deadlines and training requirements during a public health emergency.
Statewide public safety interoperable communication system.
Public employee health insurance coverage.
Suspension of limited term appointment hours.
Use of annual leave during probationary period by state employee.
State civil service grievance procedures.
DISASTER ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Federal disaster assistance.
State disaster assistance.
LIABILITY AND EXEMPTIONS
Responsibility for worker's compensation.
Liability of state or local unit of government.
Reimbursement of local units of government.
Bearing of losses.
Providers of equipment and other items.
EMERGENCY LOCATION AND
CONTINUITY OF GOVERNMENT
Emergency seat of state government.
Temporary locations of government for local units of government.
Succession to office; state officers.
Succession to office; local officers.
Hazardous substances information and emergency planning.
Emergency planning grants.
Mobile field force grants.
EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAMS
Hazardous substance emergency response.
Local agency response and reimbursement.
Structural collapse emergency response.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT ASSISTANCE COMPACTS
Emergency management assistance compact.
State and province emergency management assistance compact.
Ch. 323 Cross-reference
See also WEM
, Wis. adm. code.
Declaration of policy. 323.01(1)(1)
To prepare the state and its subdivisions to cope with emergencies resulting from a disaster, or the imminent threat of a disaster, it is declared to be necessary to establish an organization for emergency management, conferring upon the governor and others specified the powers and duties provided by this chapter.
Unless otherwise specified by law, the role of any state agency, including the department of military affairs and the division, in an emergency declared under this chapter, is to assist local units of government and local law enforcement agencies in responding to a disaster or the imminent threat of a disaster.
This chapter may not limit or in any way affect the responsibility of the American National Red Cross as authorized by the congress of the United States.
History: 1979 c. 361
; 1995 a. 247
; 2009 a. 42
; Stats. 2009 s. 323.01.
In this chapter, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:
“Adjutant general" means the adjutant general of the department of military affairs.
“Administrator" means the administrator of the division.
“Biological agent" means any of the following:
A select agent that is a virus, bacterium, rickettsia, fungus, or toxin that is specified under 42 CFR 72
, Appendix A.
A genetically modified microorganism or genetic element from an organism under par. (a)
that is shown to produce or encode for a factor associated with a disease.
A genetically modified microorganism or genetic element that contains nucleic acid sequences coding for a toxin under par. (a)
or its toxic subunit.
An agent specified by the department of health services by rule.
“Bioterrorism" means the intentional use of any biological, chemical, or radiological agent to cause death, disease or biological malfunction in a human, animal, plant, or other living organism in order to influence the policy of a governmental unit or to intimidate or coerce the civilian population.
“Chemical agent" means a substance that has chemical properties that produce lethal or serious effects in humans, plants, animals, or other living organisms.
“Disaster" means a severe or prolonged, natural or human-caused, occurrence that threatens or negatively impacts life, health, property, infrastructure, the environment, the security of this state or a portion of this state, or critical systems, including computer, telecommunications, or agricultural systems.
“Division" means the division of emergency management.
“Emergency management" means all measures undertaken by or on behalf of the state and its subdivisions to do any of the following:
Prepare for and minimize the effect of a disaster or the imminent threat of a disaster.
Make repairs to or restore infrastructure or critical systems that are destroyed or damaged by a disaster.
“Incident command system" means a functional management system established to control, direct, and manage the roles, responsibilities, and operations of all of the agencies involved in a multi-jurisdictional or multi-agency emergency response.
“Level A release" means a release of a hazardous substance that necessitates the highest level of protective equipment for the skin and respiratory systems of emergency response personnel because of any of the following conditions:
Substances with a high degree of hazard to the skin are known or suspected to be present and skin contact is possible.
There are present, or there is a potential for, high atmospheric levels of substances that are harmful to the skin or capable of being absorbed through intact skin.
Operations at the site of the release involve a high potential for exposure to liquids or particulates that are harmful to the skin or capable of being absorbed through intact skin.
Response operations must be conducted in confined, poorly ventilated areas and the absence of conditions under pars. (a)
has not been established.
“Level B release" means a release of a hazardous substance that necessitates the highest level of protective equipment for the respiratory systems of emergency response personnel, but less skin protection than a level A release, because operations at the site of the release do not involve a high potential for exposure to liquids or particulates that are harmful to the skin or capable of being absorbed through intact skin and any of the following conditions exists:
The type and concentration of substances in the atmosphere have been identified and are dangerous to respiration but are not harmful to skin or capable of being absorbed through intact skin.
The atmosphere contains less than 19.5 percent oxygen but does not contain substances that are harmful to skin or capable of being absorbed through intact skin.
Vapors or gases are present that have not been completely identified but it is known that those vapors or gases are not harmful to skin or capable of being absorbed through intact skin.