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ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency
Andrew D. Elder, Chief
The Preparedness Branch is responsible for statewide, all-hazards emergency preparedness, including ongoing enhancement of Ohio's Emergency Operations Plan, coordination of local and state plans, training of emergency management professionals and development of exercises to validate capabilities.
- Updating and maintaining the Ohio’s All-Hazards Emergency Operations Plan.
- Updating and maintaining Emergency Operations Center standard operating procedures; and training federal, state and local agency personnel on EOC operations.
- Maintaining situational awareness for the state EOC during all levels of activation.
- Conducting an annual review of the 88 county emergency preparedness plans on a three-year cycle with a focus on providing guidance for enhancing county-to-county and county-to-state response interface.
- Planning for response to hazardous materials incidents including responsibilities relative to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Portsmouth American Centrifuge Plant.
- Coordinating and facilitating Ohio's participation in the following interstate and intrastate mutual aid agreements.
- Facilitating After-Action-Reviews of state disaster response, recovery and exercises.