Brian M. Satula
Wisconsin Emergency Management


Brian Satula was appointed by Governor Walker to Administrator of the Division of Emergency Management in the Department of Military Affairs in May 2011. Brian provides the management and leadership for the administrative and emergency operations functions of the Division, and he acts as the state coordinating officer during disasters. Brian joined the Division after serving in the fire service for over 33 years, including five as Fire Chief for the City of Oak Creek Fire Department.

Homeland Security

Brian also led and helped developed many projects that supported collaborative approaches in mutual aid, communications, and homeland security. He served as president of the fire service Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, working not only on in-state, but also on multi-state and national mutual aid planning, operations and legislation. Brian was a member of the management group for the statewide Wisconsin Interoperable System for Communications, the FEMA Regional Communications Coordination Workgroup, and the Milwaukee Urban Area Security Initiative Advisory Group. Brian currently serves as the point of contact for the State Emergency Response Board, and is a member of the Governor’s State Interoperability Council and Homeland Security Council.


Brian has extensive experience in incident command and is certified in Emergency Management Professional Development from Emergency Management Institute. Brian holds a Bachelor Degree in Management and Communications from Concordia University of Wisconsin and a Master Degree in Homeland Security Studies from the Naval Postgraduate School Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Governor Walker Appoints Brian M. Satula as Emergency Management Administrator (May 18, 2011)

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