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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency Plans Branch

Plans Branch

Patrick Sheehan, Plans Branch Chief
(614) 799-3693

The Plans Branch is responsible for statewide emergency preparedness, including ongoing enhancement of Ohio's Emergency Operations Plan and the coordination of local and state plans, using an all hazards approach that encompasses natural disasters and man-made disasters, from hazardous materials to intentional acts of terrorism.

Preparedness activities

  • Updating and maintaining the Ohio Emergency Operations Plan
  • Developing and coordinating Ohio's anti-terrorism plans and programs including the Ohio Terrorism Annex and the State Homeland Security Assessment and Strategy
  • Planning for and 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.
  • Conducting an annual review of the 88 county emergency preparedness plans on a four-year cycle with a focus on providing guidance for improving county-to-county and county-to-state interface
  • Updating and maintaining Emergency Operations Center standard operating procedures and training federal, state and local agency personnel on EOC activities
  • Facilitating After-Action-Review's of state disaster response, recovery and exercises