Emergency Management

integrated-preparedness-cyclePolk County Emergency Management spends every day preparing the County for a variety of disasters, both large and small.  These plans apply to all-hazards, both manmade and natural.  Polk County is committed to a whole-community approach to emergency planning. 

Everyone should take steps to minimize the impact of disasters on their family.  Do you have a plan? Is your family prepared for an emergency? What can you do to make sure you're ready for anything? 
  • Make sure you can get emergency notifications from Polk County. Sign up for CodeRED.  
  • Visit Ready.gov to find out more about preparedness.  
  • Also, check out the newly renovated Ready Wisconsin website for more ideas and information 
Hazardous Materials are found in several locations in Polk County.  The Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act requires us to plan for the possibility of a release of these potentially hazardous substances. In conjunction with these laws the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) was formed to help identify priorities and provide oversight to local emergency planning. All plans are available in the office of Emergency Management. 

This plan outlines possible natural hazards and identifies ways to mitigate the impacts in Polk County.  A new plan is in the works and will gain input from across the county to form a new plan for the next five years. 
Polk County Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan 2017-2022


Polk County Justice Center
1005 West Main St,
Suite 900
Balsam Lake, WI 54810

Emergency Management Coordinator
Lisa McMahon
Phone: (715) 485-9280
Office Hours:
M-F, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM