Ohio Emergency Management
How Do I...?
Find my Emergency Management Director?
There are 88 emergency management agencies (EMA) with one director for each county.
Click here to locate your county and EMA director.
Renew my certification?
Ohio EMA does not renew certifications; however certification renewal can be located at www.ems.ohio.gov.
Make a disaster plan for my school?
The best way to deal with crisis is before it happens. Violence, weather related events, fire, death of a student or staff member are examples of emergency situations often encountered at school. To meet the challenge of any of these crises start here.
Look for a job at EMA?
When there are job openings at Ohio EMA, these positions are posted on the State of Ohio Hiring Management website, careers.ohio.gov To search for Ohio EMA jobs, click on "Search for State of Ohio Government Jobs." Under "Search Criteria" select Public Safety in the agency search section. The Ohio Department of Public Safety is our parent agency and all of our jobs will appear on that page.
When there are openings, the positions are posted for only ten days and periodically change. Please check every ten days or so to make sure you don't miss anything. Each position that you apply for requires a separate application.
Ohio EMA positions range from technical positions in communications, data management and grants to operational and recovery positions in planning, field operations, radiological, readiness, mitigation and recovery. Please return to the Ohio EMA home page at www.ema.ohio.gov for additional information about what we do.
Learn more about FEMA disaster assistance?
Disaster assistance information for individuals and families, homeowners, renters and businesses that have sustained damages in a presidentially declared disaster area can be found on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website, or FEMA's DisasterAssistance.gov site, or call 1-800-621-3362.
Buy Flood Insurance?
Contact your local insurance agent or click here for flood insurance information.
Apply for SBA disaster loan assistance?
Disaster loan assistance information for homeowners, renters and businesses that have sustained damages in a federally declared disaster area can be found on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance website, or call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955.
Build an emergency preparedness supply kit?
When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. Click Here for more details on recommended items to include in a basic emergency supply kit.
Know if I am eligible for the FEMA Public Assistance Program?
The objective of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President, based on a request from the Governor.
The following types of entities are eligible applicants for public assistance. If an entity meets the requirements of one of the types, the Applicant may be eligible to receive Federal disaster assistance.
1. State Government Agencies
2. Local Governments, Special Districts, and Authorities
3. Private Non-Profit Organizations (limited)
Additional program information can be found at the Federal Emergency Management Agency – Public Assistance (FEMA) website. Eligibility Information.