Manitowoc County Division of Emergency Services

Department of Emergency Management & Joint Dispatch Center

Manitowoc County, Wisconsin

2006 Point Beach Exercise

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Emergency Response agencies and many others, participated in an exercise with Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant on December 7, 2006. 

The exercise consisted of full activation of Manitowoc County's Emergency Operations Center (EOC), located at the Sheriff's Department.  Agencies participating in the EOC activation included:

  • Manitowoc County Emergency Management

  • Manitowoc County Sheriff's Department

  • Manitowoc County Board Chair

  • Manitowoc County Health Department

  • Public Information Officer

  • UW-Extension Dairy

  • Utility Liaison

  • Manitowoc Police Department

  • Manitowoc County Highway Department

  • American Red Cross

  • Radio Amateur Civil Emergency Services

  • Manitowoc County Firefighter Association

  • Wisconsin State Patrol

  • Manitowoc County Hazardous Materials Team

  • Manitowoc County Joint Dispatch Center

  • U.S. Coast Guard

  • Two Rivers School District

  • Manitowoc County Human Services Department

  • Wisconsin Emergency Management - East Central region office

The Wisconsin Department of Health & Family Services - Radiation Protection Section and Wisconsin Emergency Management participated in support of Manitowoc County.


Aside from the EOC activation, agencies also simulated the opening of Manitowoc County's Reception Center, located at the Manitowoc County Highway Commission, 3500 State Highway 310, Manitowoc .


Both portions of this exercise were evaluated by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).  Manitowoc County participates in nuclear power plant exercises with both Point Beach Nuclear Power Plant and Kewaunee Power Station.  These exercises give county agencies the opportunity to test their plans and procedures to more effectively respond to nuclear emergencies as well as any type of emergency or disaster that the county may face.