Wisconsin Emergency Management

ReadyWisconsin RSS News Feed

ReadyWisconsin RSS News Feed

ReadyWisconsin news and information is available through an RSS feed, which uses a technology called XML to deliver headlines and summaries to your desktop or Web browser. RSS feeds, when used in conjunction with an RSS Reader, will automatically update with the latest content at set intervals so that you do not have to visit this page to check for the latest news.


What is RSS?
RSS or Rich Site Syndication (also 'Really Simple Syndication') feeds are free content feeds from web sites that contain headlines, summaries and links to the full page on the web site. Using an RSS reader, you can view data feeds from various news sources.

How do I use RSS?
Special news readers, called 'news aggregators' are required for you to be able to use RSS feeds. You can locate RSS readers via web search engines such as Google or Yahoo. Some Web browsers, such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 7 (Win), Firefox (Mac/Win), and Safari (Mac) also allow you to view RSS feeds directly in your browser.

Why use RSS?
RSS is an easy way to gather a wide variety of content in one place on your computer. Rather than having to visit many web sites to find out if there is new content, the RSS aggregator shows it all to you in one screen. Many RSS readers also 'alert' you when new content from your favorite web site is delivered. You can also use the ReadyWisconsin news feeds directly on your website. (See "Can I use ReadyWisconsin News Feeds on my Web site?" below.)

How can I sign up for RSS feeds from ReadyWisconsin?
If you have a news reader, or news reader enabled Web browser, and wish to acquire our feed, use the link at the top of this page or click here. Note that these feeds are coded in a format called XML and will not render correctly in older web browsers (you will only see raw code).

Can I use ReadyWisconsin News Feeds on my Web site?
Yes, the Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs, Emergency Management and ReadyWisconsin headlines and stories may be displayed on your Web site using RSS. Your own technical staff is your resource for implementation.

We encourage the use of Department news feeds as part of a website, however, we do require that the proper format and attribution is used when Department of Military Affairs content appears. The attribution text should read "Wisconsin Department of Military Affairs" or "ReadyWisconsin.wi.gov" as appropriate.

ReadyWisconsin is an initiative of Wisconsin Emergency Management designed to educate and empower Wisconsinites to prepare for
and respond to all kinds of emergencies including natural disasters and potential terrorist attacks.

Wisconsin Emergency Management
2400 Wright St.
Madison, WI 53704
Phone: 608.242.3000     Fax: 608.242.3247