NW Regional Coordinator

Tad Matheson is the NW Regional SCIP Coordinator Tad Matheson is the Northwest RIC. Prior to taking this position, Tad was the Fire Chief in Superior, Wisconsin. He retired in 2009 after serving the department for 33 years. During his time at Superior, Tad was instrumental in developing the dive/rescue and collapse/rescue teams and coordinated the Superior Regional Hazmat team that covered eight northern counties. He also secured grants for the Superior Fire Department totaling more than 1.5 million dollars. Tad was also chairperson of the Douglas County Local Emergency Planning Committee and continues to serve on this committee.

Tad received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration, Communication and Health from UW-Superior in 1999. He has taken numerous classes in Incident Command and Hazardous Materials over the years.

For more information about efforts to implement the SCIP in Northwest Wisconsin, please contact Tad at (715) 398-7324 or (218) 390-3532 or email