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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency


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Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation
      America’s PrepareAthon!

America’s PrepareAthon! is a grassroots campaign for action to increase community emergency preparedness and resilience through hazard-specific drills, group discussions and exercises. Throughout the year, America’s PrepareAthon! helps communities and individuals across the country to practice preparedness actions before a disaster or emergency strikes.

Twice a year, a day of action, called “National PrepareAthon! Day,” focuses attention on the importance of creating a more resilient nation by bringing together stakeholders, communities and individuals to take preparedness action. National PrepareAthon! Day takes place in the spring: April 30th, and in the fall: September 30th.

Be Smart. Take Part. Prepare. https://community.fema.gov/.

    Latest Releases

04.06.2016:   Ohio EMA Hosts Ohio Campus Emergency Management Summit
04.04.2016:   Utility Radiological Safety Board 4/11/2016 Agenda
03.16.2016:   Ohio’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is Perfect Time to Prepare
02.22.2016:   Hazard Mitigation Assistance Grant Funding Available...
01.08.2016:   Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program Accepting Applications
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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.

    Ready.gov - Waiting

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Emergency Management


Ohio Committee for Severe
Weather Awareness

Safer Ohio App Tutorial

Get Ready Ohio!

The Safer Ohio App—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.