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ODPS Ohio Emergency Management Agency County Director Training Requirements

County Director Training Requirement

Sections 5502.26, 5502.27, and 5502.271 of the Revised Code require each Director of an Emergency Management Agency for a political subdivision to pursue a professional development program in accordance with rules developed under section 5502.25 of the Revised Code. Directors appointed since June 1988 shall acquire training as defined by the Emergency Management Agency, including the following:

  1. An introductory course for emergency management taught at the "Emergency Management Institute" at Emmitsburg, Maryland, an extension of the "Emergency Management Institute" at a state sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university.
  2. One course for emergency planning taught at the "Emergency Management Institute" at Emmitsburg, Maryland, an extension of the "Emergency Management Institute" at a state sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university.
  3. One course in exercise design taught at the "Emergency Management Institute" at Emmitsburg, Maryland, an extension of the "Emergency Management Institute" at a state sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university.
  4. One course in disaster recovery taught at the "Emergency Management Institute" at Emmitsburg, Maryland, an extension of the "Emergency Management Institute" at a state sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university.
  5. A maximum of two refresher or continuing education courses, annually, as may be necessitated by changes to law or programs administered by the Executive Director for Emergency Management.
  • Upon assuming the position of Director of Emergency Mangement for a political subdivision, the individual shall complete, or have completed, the required courses within a three-year period from the date of appointment.

   Ohio EMA's Training Partners

Owens Community College Cincinnati State Technical College University Of Findley FEMA FEMA's Emergency Management Institute

Ohio Fire Academy

FEMA Emergency Management Institute National Domestic Preparedness Consortium (NDPC) Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) New Mexico Institute of Mining and Technology (Energetic Materials and Research Testing Center) (EMRTC) NCBRT - National Center for Biomedical Research and Training - Academy of Counter-Terrorism Education at Louisiana State University Texas Engineering Extension Service (TEEX), National Emergency Response and Rescue Training Center (NERRTC) U.S. Department of Energy's Nevada Test Site - Counter Terrorism Operations Support (CTOS)