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Wood County Emergency Management
Wood County Courthouse (Map)
Hours: 8:00am - 4:30pm Mon-Fri
Phone: (715) 421-8500
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Department Mission

The Wood County Emergency Management Office assists local government in the protection of lives, property and the environment in the event of major emergencies or disaster of any nature; allows for the assessment of hazards, mitigation opportunities, response capabilities, resources and needs; identifies and deploys resources effectively and allocates emergency responsibilities and authority among local government agencies; coordinates activities among agencies and all levels of government; records information, decisions and procedures developed during the planning process and during actual emergency situations; and provides a basis for training and exercising personnel to operate in coordination.

Emergency Management Notifications

Cooling Centers Available to the Public

Posted 6/20/2022 by schristensen@co.wood.wi.us

McMillan Library - 490 E Grand Ave Wisconsin Rapids, WI 54494   Mon – Thu 9:00am - 8:00pm  Fri 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Marshfield Mall – 503 E Ives St Marshfield, WI 54449    Mon – Fri 10:00 AM to 8:00 PM Sat 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sun 11:-- AM to 5:00 PM

Marshfield Public Library – 105 S Maple Ave. Marshfield, WI 54449    M-THU 9:00am – 8:00pm

Fri 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM Sat 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Oak Avenue Community Center – 205 S Oak Ave Marshfield, WI 54449    8:00am – 5:00pm

Charles and JoAnn Lester Public Library – 100 Park St Nekoosa, WI 54457 M-TH 9:00am – 7:00pm                                                                                              Friday 9:00am-5:00pm Sat 9:00am – 12:00pm

Pittsville Community Library – 5291 3rd Ave Pittsville WI 54466 Mon 2:00 -7:00 PM Tuesday 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wed-Thu 12:00 PM to 5:00 PM Fri-Sat 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM

About Emergency Management

The Wood County Emergency Management Office is responsible for the following programs:

  • Building Number Identification (BNI) Program
  • Highway Safety Program
  • Community Service Work Program
  • EPCRA (Emergency Planning Community Right to Know Act) Program
  • Communications

Emergency In-Place Sheltering

For more information about sheltering yourself at home in case of a chemical or biological emergency in your neighborhood, please visit the In-Place Sheltering page.