Town of St. Joseph, WI
St. Croix County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Town Board of the Town of St. Joseph 12-18-1997. Amendments noted where applicable.]

Emergency government — See Ch. 14.

§ A201-1
Legal basis. 

§ A201-2

§ A201-3

§ A201-4
Situations and assumptions. 

§ A201-5
Concept of operations. 

§ A201-6

§ A201-7
Resource management. 

§ A201-8
Plan development and maintenance. 

201a Attachment 1201b Attachment 2

§ A201-1 Legal basis.

The legal basis for the development of this municipal plan is stated in the following documents:


Public Law 93-288, Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief Act, and Public Law 103-337, National Defense Authorization Act for FFY 1995.


Wisconsin Statutes pertaining to emergency management (government):

[Amended 5-4-2000]

Section Title
166.03(1) Powers and duties of the Governor
166.03(4) Powers and duties of counties and municipalities
166.03(5) Powers and duties of heads of emergency management services

County ordinance 315(93), Emergency Government Program Ordinance.

§ A201-2 Abbreviations.

As used in this chapter, the following abbreviations shall have the meanings indicated:

CP Command Post
DNR Department of Natural Resources
EMS Emergency Medical Services
EOC Emergency Operations Center
EOP Emergency Operations Plan
PIO Public Information Officer
UDSR Uniform Disaster Situation Report
WEM Wisconsin Emergency Management

§ A201-3 Purpose.

This municipal plan has been developed to provide procedures for the Town of St. Joseph government to respond to various types of emergencies or disasters that affect the community. It provides a link to procedures that will be used by county government since the Town of St. Joseph is part of the county emergency management program. This municipal plan is to be used in conjunction with the St. Croix County Emergency Operations Plan (EOP). The municipal plan will be maintained in accordance with current standards of the St. Croix County EOP and in accordance with municipal government. Review of this municipal plan shall be accomplished concurrently with the county plan.

§ A201-4 Situations and assumptions.

[Amended 5-4-2000]

Several types of hazards pose a threat to the lives, property or environment in St. Croix County. These hazards are outlined in the St. Croix County Hazard Analysis. A copy of this analysis is located in the County Emergency Management Office.

§ A201-5 Concept of operations.

[Amended 5-4-2000]

Municipal officials have primary responsibility for disasters which take place in the municipality. They will activate the appropriate municipal agencies to deal with the disaster. The chief elected municipal official or the County/Municipal Emergency Management Director is responsible for coordinating the response of municipal agencies and coordinating the response with county officials if county assistance is necessary.


The Town of St. Joseph Chairperson shall assess the nature and scope of the emergency or disaster.


If the situation can be handled locally, do so using the procedures in this plan, as appropriate.


The County/Municipal Emergency Management Director advises the Town of St. Joseph Chairperson of the nature and extent of the emergency or disaster, if known.


The Town of St. Joseph Chairperson declares a local state of emergency and notifies the County/Municipal Emergency Management Director of this action.


If municipal resources become exhausted or if special resources are required, request county assistance through County/Municipal Emergency Management Director.


If assistance is requested, the County/Municipal Emergency Management Director assesses the situation and makes recommendations to the Town of St. Joseph Chairperson.


The County/Municipal Emergency Management Director will do the following (to the extent appropriate):


Activate the County EOC, which is located at 1101 Carmichael Road, in the lower level (Community Room) of the St. Croix County Government Center.


Implement the County EOP.


Respond with county resources as requested.


Activate mutual aid agreements, if not already activated.


Coordinate county resources with municipal resources.


Notify the Wisconsin Emergency Management (WEM) Regional Director.


Forward Uniform Disaster Situation Report (UDSR) form to the state.


Assist municipality with prioritizing and allocating resources.


If municipal and county resources are exhausted, the County/Municipal Emergency Management Director can request state assistance through WEM.


If state assistance is requested, the WEM Administrator, in conjunction with the Regional Director, and County/Municipal Emergency Management Director assess the disaster or emergency situation and recommend what personnel, services and equipment to be made available for response, mitigation or recovery, if needed.


The WEM Administrator notifies the Governor and makes recommendations.


If state assistance is granted, procedures will be followed as stated in the Wisconsin EOP and the County EOP.

§ A201-6 Organization.

See Attachment 1, Local Emergency Personnel Alerting List, and Attachment 2, Emergency Telephone List.

§ A201-7 Resource management.

[Amended 5-4-2000]

Additional support from St. Croix County departments may be requested through the County/Municipal Emergency Management Office.


Support from state and federal agencies. Information and assistance in securing state or federal support may be obtained by contacting the St. Croix County/Municipal Emergency Management Director. Requests for National Guard assistance should be channeled through the County/Municipal Emergency Director to the WEM Regional Director to the WEM Administrator.

§ A201-8 Plan development and maintenance.


The Town of St. Joseph EOP Development Team is composed of representatives from the Town Board. They are responsible for developing and maintaining this plan.


This team meets on an as-needed basis or as determined by the Town of St. Joseph Chairperson. The team reviews incidents, changes and new information and makes revisions in this plan.


This team also conducts after-action reviews of all exercises and major incidents.