Emergency Preparedness


Shawano County Emergency Management would like to personally invite you to attend a six-part workshop series entitled ‘Safeguard Your Business from Disaster.’   

If you’re wondering why you should attend, an estimated 40% of small businesses never reopen after a disaster according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Our goal with this workshop series is to provide you the tools and information to put your business in a better position to recover after a disaster by preparing now.  Disasters do happen in Shawano County.  In 2015, Shawano County experienced two tornado touchdowns and one tornado touchdown has already been recorded in 2016.  

  • AUGUST 3: ACTIVE SHOOTER: Learn from a Shawano County Sheriff's Office Deputy about steps you can take to protect your business in the event of an active shooter.

  • AUGUST 17: CYBER SECURITY: Join in for a panel discussion by FBI cyber security specialists to learn about vulnerabilities and actions you can take.

  • AUGUST 31: EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS: Interact with your local emergency manager to learn what their role is during an emergency and steps you can take now to prepare.

  • SEPTEMBER 7: WEATHER AWARENESS: Hear from the National Weather Service Warning Coordinator Meteorologist about severe weather.

  • SEPTEMBER 21: CRIME PREVENTION: Converse with a panel of local law enforcement professionals on ways to make your business less vulnerable to crime.

  • OCTOBER 5: CONTINUITY OF OPERATIONS: Gain the tools necessary to develop a strategy to keep your business operational after a major disaster (i.e. tornado, flood, power outage, etc.).

Businesses within Shawano County, Menominee County, and Stockbridge Tribe are invited to attend.  Please RSVP to em@co.shawano.wi.us for the workshops you plan to attend.

Funding for the workshop series is being provided by a homeland security grant.