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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency


    Ohio EMA News

Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

Safe Travels during the Winter & Holiday Seasons

      Are You Ready, Ohio!

State Farm Insurance Illustration

Winter weather is on its way. So, before getting on the road – be it for work or for travel – know before you go. Pay attention to weather forecasts and traffic reports. Check Ohio road conditions with ODOT’s www.ohgo.com, and plan your travel time accordingly.
For additional Winter Vehicle Safety Tips, click here.


12.06.2016:  Train carrying highly flammable solvent derails in east Toledo
11.07.2016:  Get Ready, Ohio! Winter Safety Awareness Week is November 13-19, 2016
11.02.2016:  State Fire Marshal talks winter fire safety
11.01.2016:  Defiance County is now StormReady
10.28.2016:  NEMA’s ‘Are You Ready?’ Guide to Emergency Management
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Are You Ready, Ohio!

      Are You Ready, Ohio!

NEMA’s ‘Are You Ready?’ Guide to Emergency Management

Sima Merick, Executive Director

EMA Timeline Video

    News In 90

News in :90 is our weekly compilation of ODPS events and social media comments from the previous week – all in 90 seconds! Click the News in :90 icon above to see what we’ve been up to.

    Winging it is not
an emergency plan
Don't be unprepared.

Don't Be Unprepared!

Visit www.ready.ohio.gov

Emergency Management


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.


Know how to plan for specific needs before a disaster.

Disability Training

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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.