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Emergency Preparedness
The Wauwatosa Health Department (WHD) is committed to making the  community safer, healthier, and more resilient.

WHD participates in the Southeast Regional Wisconsin Healthcare Emergency Readiness Coalition (HERC), which partners with healthcare facilities, public safety, and first responders.  The coalition supports communities before, during, and after disasters and other health-related crises. 


In the event of a disaster or public health crisis in the community, WHD relies on volunteers to assist with emergency response.  Because emergency situations often occur without warning, we ask volunteers to register ahead of time.  You are then contacted if assistance is needed.  Any required training is done on-site at the time of the event.

If you would like to help keep yourself and your community safer during and after an emergency, please consider becoming an emergency preparedness volunteer!  

If you're interested, you can register through the Wisconsin Emergency Assistance Volunteer Registry (WEAVR).  WEAVR is an online registration system for volunteers willing to serve in an emergency.  

You can register using this link:

During the registration, please select “Wauwatosa Health Department” as your organization. 

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