Warning and Communications Program works with a variety of federal, state, local government agencies, volunteer groups and private industry in providing emergency communications in Wisconsin regardless of the type of disaster or emergency. 

WEM also has the capability to activate Wisconsin ARES/RACES amateur radio volunteers to provide backup radio communications. Volunteers provide countless hours testing equipment in the WEM Radio Room and stand ready to provide communications should primary communications fail. 

In addition, Wisconsin Emergency Management has a Mobile Command Center that can be taken anywhere in the State to provide communications for emergency relief efforts. 

Wisconsin Emergency Alert System

WEM/DNR 24hr hotline

sm_090623-a-7234l-226WEM/DNR 24 hour hotline

  • 1-800-943-0003 24 hrs a day
  • Press 1 for DNR (hazardous spills and other DNR emergencies)
  • Press 2 for WEM (any other emergency)
  • Press 3 for MABAS (any other emergency)
  • During normal working hours (M-F 8AM to 4:30PM) the hotline is answered in WEM HQ Office in Madison.
  • After normal working hours and on holidays, the hotline is answered by State Warning Center I, which is located at District 1, Wisconsin State Patrol (DeForest).
  • All after-hours calls are referred to the WEM Duty Officer for disposition.
  • If you call the hotline after hours the DO will receive a call from State Patrol immediately – if you call at 2 AM you should get a call back from the DO within a reasonable time.Mobile Command Center and ACU 1000 Trailer