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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 County Emergency Management Directors to obtain a professional development program in accordance with rules developed under Section 5502.25 of the Ohio Revised Code. Directors appointed since June 1988 should complete the following training courses as defined by the EMA. Courses can be taken either at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland or at a state-sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university:

  1. OH-230 Introduction to Emergency Management Course
  2. G-235 Emergency Planning
  3. OH-139 Exercise Design Course
  4. OH-205 Recovery from Disaster: The Local Government Role
  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 of emergency management.

Upon assuming the position of County EMA Director for a political subdivision, the individual shall complete the required courses within a three-year period from the date of appointment.

Ohio EMA Training Catalog (see pages 8-10)


   Ohio EMA's Training Partners

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

Ohio Fire Academy

Wright State University
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)