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Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

Get Ready, Ohio! #NatlPrep – Week Four

Get Involved! Be a Part of Something Larger

       National Preparedness Month

There are many ways to get involved – especially before a disaster occurs. Community leaders agree: the formula for ensuring a safer homeland consists of trained volunteers and informed individuals taking action to increase the support of emergency response agencies during disasters.

Especially after the recent disasters of hurricanes and earthquakes, you can receive training in your community now, so that you can be prepared to volunteer and serve in your country.

How can you get started? Contact any of the following:

County EMA Offices
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) / Ohio CERT
Ohio Citizen Corps
Local American Red Cross Chapters
Volunteer Fire Departments
Ohio VOAD Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasters

Get Involved!

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09.21.2017:  St. Clairsville Belmont, Monroe support agencies develop emergency plans
09.15.2017:  SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Six Ohio Counties
09.14.2017:  Former Ohio 1-DMAT member dies from illness contracted from responding to World Trade Center
09.11.2017:  In Need of Assistance from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey?
09.08.2017:  American Red Cross in need of more volunteers
09.07.2017:  Butler County Emergency Team Joins Hurricane Irma Relief Effort

Sima Merick, Executive Director

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Ohio Committee for Severe
Weather Awareness

Safer Ohio App Tutorial

Get Ready Ohio!

The Safer Ohio App is Ohio’s multi-function, mobile public safety tool for reporting suspicious activity, requesting emergency or roadside help, and monitoring traffic conditions. Get it at the App Store or on Google Play.


Notice of Funding Opportunity

Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA)
Security Grants for Nonprofits (H.B. No. 384)

Period of Performance:
April 19, 2017 -- June 30, 2018

The Ohio EMA Security Grants for Nonprofits program provides funding to nonprofit organizations for eligible security improvements that assist the organization in preventing, preparing for, and responding to acts of terrorism. Additional details can be found here.

Ohio EMA Fall Conference


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Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You can now allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.