Emergency Response

Citizen Preparedness 

 Safety tips to be prepared to respond to emergency situations. 


 Heat Awareness - Hot Weather Tips For Your Health 

To help keep cool this summer, here are some tips to keep safe in hot weather: 


1.      Never leave children, disabled persons, or pets in a parked car – even briefly.Temperatures in a car can become life threatening within minutes. On an 80-degree day, the temperature inside a car even with the windows cracked slightly can reach 100 degrees in less than 10 minutes!


2.      Keep your living space cool. Cover windows to keep the sun from shining in. If you don’t have an air conditioner, open windows to let air circulate. When it’s hotter than 95 degrees use fans to blow hot air out of the window rather than to blow hot air on your body. Basements or ground floors are often cooler than upper floors.


3.       Slow down and limit physical activity.Plan outings or exertion for the early morning or after dark when temperatures are cooler.


 4.      Drink plenty of water and eat lightly. Don’t wait for thirst, but instead drink plenty of water throughout the day. Avoid alcohol or caffeine and stay away from hot, heavy meals.


5.      Wear lightweight, loose-fitting, light-colored clothing. Add a hat or umbrella to keep your head cool…and don’t forget sunscreen!


6.      Don’t stop taking medication unless your doctor says you should. Take extra care to stay cool and ask your doctor or pharmacist for any special heat advice.


7.      Infants should drink breast milk or formula to get the right balance of water, salts and energy. You may supplement your infant’s fluids with an additional 4 to 8 ounces of water per day, but don’t dilute formula beyond what the instructions say (unless instructed by your doctor).


8.      Taking a cool shower or bath will cool you down. A shower or bath will actually work faster than an air conditioner. Applying cold wet rags to the neck, head and limbs also cools down the body quickly. 

(Courtesy: Wisconsin Emergency Management) 



Symptoms of heat-related illness and what to do: 


Heat Cramps - cramps or muscle spasms in the abdomen, arms or legs. 

Solution: Stop activity. Cool down, drink clear juice or sports drink.


Heat Exhaustion - heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea, fainting. 

Solution: Cool down, seek medical attention.


Heat Stroke - extremely high body temperature, red, hot, dry skin, rapid pulse, throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, unconsciousness. 

Solution: Call 911 and cool the victim with shower or hose until help arrives. 

(Courtesy: Wisconsin Department of Health Services) 


  Prepared by Deborah Deragon, Emergency Response Coordinator

Bad River Band of Lake Superior Tribe of Chippewa Indians

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For more information on preparedness or weather, check out these websites:







National Weather Service forecast for Odanah

NWS Dangerous Heat 

Wisconsin Department of Health Services - Heat Related Health & Safety Tips 

CDC Extreme Heat - Hot Tips 




Wisconsin Department of Transportaion Travel Information Road Conditions

Z93 - Ashland, list of closings and delays







** No Emergency Response classes are scheduled at this time. **



 Training Links


The National Weather Service Duluth office offers weather related classes through the year. Bad River hosted two Skywarn Storm Spotter classes in Odanah during April 2011. Click on the image to go to the NWS Duluth website to see current classes offered.



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If you are a state, local, or tribal government emergency responder, this training is completely funded by DHS at no cost to you. They fly you into Atlanta airport, pick you up, transport you to the Center for Domestic Preparedness, and provide all meals and lodging.


If you are part of the following ten professional disciplines, FEMA's National Training and Education Divivision (NTED) provides courses you may be interested in.

  • Emergency Management
  • Emergency Medical Services (First Responders, EMTs, Paramedics)
  • Fire Service
  • Governmental Administrative (Elected and Appointed Officials)
  • Hazardous Materials Personnel
  • Healthcare
  • Law Enforcement
  • Public Health
  • Public Safety Communications
  • Public Works



What is emergency management?

Emergency management is the process of preparing for, mitigating, responding to and recovering from an emergency.

You can learn more about Bad River Emergency Management by clicking here.

what is emergency management


Citizen Preparedness

For more information about how to prepare for emergency situations such as severe winter weather or extreme heat, click here.

Radiation and Nuclear Power Plant Concerns

Information links for local information

Bad River Tribal Closure Announcements

For closure announcements listen to Heartland Communications radio stations: WBSZ 93.3 FM, WNXR 107.3 FM, WJJH 96.7 FM, or WATW 1400 AM.

You may also phone 715-685-7899 to listen to announcements.

Click here to view a flyer with links to each of the radio station websites and more information.

tribal closure announcements 2011


Training and Classes:

View upcoming Bad River Community training and classes by clicking here to view the Training page.

** No Emergency Response classes scheduled at this time.**

Links and Safety Awareness:


NWS Forecast for Odanah National Weather Service forecast for Odanah

(You can change to a differentcity by entering zip code.)


Get Ready for Severe Weather

Get ready for tornadoes and severe weather




Smoker Safety

Smoking safety awareness








DNR Current Fire Danger