Emergency Management Department

Emergency Management Department

Contact Info.

5130 Jaeger Road
Crandon, WI 54520
(715) 478-4428

Office Hours

Monday – Thursday

7am – 5pm

Program Manager

Bobbie Irocky

(715) 478-7209

Services

  • Serve FCP Community in preparing for natural and man-made incidents for protection of life and property.
  • Work collaboratively with Wisconsin Tribes, communities and counties in preparing and responding to emergency events.
  • Provide FCP Community with in-home plans/kits and emergency equipment.
  • Provide buildings with required emergency/compliance supplies/equipment.
  • Collaborate with FCP departments to better serve the FCP Community and share resources.
Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Mission

  • The Emergency Management Department was established April 1, 2005, and is designed to help aid the FCP Community during emergency situations.
  • The department has developed emergency plans for just about every situation, from power outages to hazardous spills and also helps make home plans (evacuation, tornado sheltering etc.) for the Forest County Potawatomi members.
  • The Emergency Management Department also sets up drills and exercises to help prepare the FCP Community team members to respond to emergency incidents.
  • The Emergency Management Department also assists FCP departments and businesses to create and implement their own emergency plans for both man-made and natural disasters.

Training

  • Fire Extinguisher
  • TERT
  • Teen TERT

Distribution of Items

  • Home Safety (Weather radios, gun locks)
  • Home Shelter (Tornado kit, emergency water, emergency food)
  • Fire Safety (Fire extinguisher, smoke/carbon monoxide alarm)
  • Child Safety  (Baby-proofing tote, safety gate, children at play road sign)

Q: What is TERT?

A. The Tribal Emergency Response Team (TERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, TERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help.  TERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

Q. How does TERT benefit the community?

A. People who go through TERT training have a better understanding of the potential threats to their home, workplace and community and can take the right steps to lessen the effects of these hazards on themselves, their homes, or workplace. If a disaster happens that overwhelms local response capability, TERT members can apply the training learned in the classroom and during exercises to give critical support to their family, loved ones, neighbors or associates in their immediate area until help arrives.  When help does arrive TERTs provide useful information to responders and support their efforts, as directed, at the disaster site.  TERT members can also assist with non-emergency projects that improve the safety of the community.  TERTs have been used to distribute and/or install smoke alarms, replace smoke alarm batteries in the homes of the elderly, distribute disaster education material, provide services at special events such as parades, sporting events, concerts and more.

Interested in becoming a TERT member? 

Please contact FCP Emergency Management Department at 715-478-4428

What is the Teen TERT Program?

The Teen TERT program, which stands for Tribal Emergency Response Team, is a national training program designed for teens (under 18) who would like to volunteer to help out during a local disaster.  Just like adults, teens throughout communities in the United States can benefit from learning about potential disasters that could affect the area and how to respond to these disasters in the best way possible.  Emergency response is ultimately what dictates how communities cope with disaster and rebuild later.

What Does the Program Teach Teens Who Complete It?

Not everyone knows how they will act in a disaster.  Since disasters strike people of all ages, it is important that people young and old know what to do.  When you are trained to handle an emergency or to deal with a hazardous situation, you will feel confident in your actions and you will know what steps to take to mitigate loss and potentially save lives.  In the chaos, a young adolescent who has completed the introductory class can step in for professional responders until they arrive at the scene.  The class will teach you to:

  • Extinguish small fires before they get out of control
  • Set up a medical treatment zone after a disaster
  • Conduct search and rescue missions
  • Assist people injured in an emergency
  • Assist responders
  • Identify potential hazards
  • Reduce the incidence and risk of fire in buildings
  • Help calm people so they can cope with disasters
  • Work side by side with a TERT member

What are the Benefits of completing the Training Program?

There is a long list of benefits associated with offering emergency management and disaster preparedness training to teens within a community.  The biggest benefit will be to the community itself.  More young residents can be involved in keeping the place that they live safe, and this can help reduce crime rates in the future.  It can also benefit the community by giving emergency responders like fire fighters and police officers a hand during chaotic times where there are not enough to do everything.

For the teenager, completing training helps them play a bigger role and feel more fulfilled.  They will develop skills they’ll use now and for the rest of their live.

Interested in becoming a Teen TERT member? 

Please contact FCP Emergency Management Department at 715-478-4428