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Dane County Emergency Management

**April 12th-16th is Tornado and Severe Weather Awareness Week in Wisconsin. We encourage our residents to learn how best to prepare for extreme weather events by going to our Preparedness page. This year, the outdoor warning sirens will not be activated for the mock tornado drills (Thursday, April 15, 2021) as has been done in the past. Please contact our office at 608-266-4330 with any questions. You can refer to our Facebook page for more information (**


Dane County Emergency Management provides several services to citizens, businesses, and local governments. These services include: coordinating emergency responses; assisting citizens, cities, towns, schools, and businesses to create emergency plans; developing community hazard mitigation plans; operating the countywide tornado siren and other emergency alerts; and organizing Emergency Medical Services.

 Dane County "Light the Night" Tribute

On March 1, Dane County and the City of Madison hosted a community memorial at the Alliant Energy Center in honor of the more than 270 Dane County residents who lost their lives to COVID-19. Police, Fire, and EMS agencies from accross Dane County participated in a "Light the Night" tribute. Following opening remarks honoring those we have lost, their families and the frontline workers who cared for them, emergency agencies activated emergency lights. This light memorial ran for 27 minutes - one minute for every 10 Dane County lives lost.  

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