Wisconsin requests FEMA assistance to gather supplies for first responders

MADISON, Wis. (WKBT)–Wisconsin Emergency Management requested FEMA assistance to obtain protective medical supplies to be used by first responders at risk of COVID-19 exposure.

“We are asking FEMA to help us purchase valuable medical supplies that will be used to protect our first responders as they do the important work of keeping Wisconsin safe,” said Governor Tony Evers.

Wisconsin is requesting 50,000 non-surgical masks, 10,000 face shields, 11,000 coveralls, 3,000 N95 face masks, and 35,000 pairs of protective gloves.

So far, the state has received 52,000 N95 masks, 130,000 surgical masks, 25,000 face shields, 20,000 surgical gowns, 100 coveralls, and 36,000 pairs of gloves from the Strategic National Stockpile.