2017 Wisconsin Statutes & Annotations
Chapter 323. Emergency management.
323.15 Heads of emergency management; duties and powers.

Universal Citation: WI Stat § 323.15 (2017)

323.15 Heads of emergency management; duties and powers.

(1)Ongoing duties.

(a) The head of emergency management for each local unit of government shall implement the plan adopted under s. 323.14 (1) (a) 1. or (b) 1., whichever is applicable, and perform such other duties related to emergency management as are required by the governing body and the emergency management committee of the governing body when applicable. The emergency management plans shall require the use of the incident command system by all emergency response agencies, including local health departments, during a state of emergency declared under s. 323.10 or 323.11.

(b) The head of emergency management for each county shall coordinate and assist in developing city, village, and town emergency management plans within the county, integrate the plans with the county plan, advise the department of military affairs of all emergency management planning in the county and submit to the adjutant general the reports that he or she requires, direct and coordinate emergency management activities throughout the county during a state of emergency, and direct countywide emergency management training programs and exercises.

(c) The head of emergency management in each city, village and town shall do all of the following:

1. Direct local emergency management training programs and exercises.

2. Direct participation in emergency management programs and exercises that are ordered by the adjutant general or the county head of emergency management.

3. Advise the county head of emergency management on local emergency management programs.

4. Submit to the county head of emergency management any reports he or she requires.

(4)Powers during an emergency. During a state of emergency declared by the governor, the head of emergency management for each local unit of government, on behalf of his or her respective local unit of government, may contract with any person to provide equipment and services on a cost basis to be used to respond to a disaster, or the imminent threat of a disaster.

History: 2009 a. 42 ss. 104 to 107, 300, 301; Stats. 2009 s. 323.15.

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