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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency


    Ohio EMA News

Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

Sign up for the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut at

Get Ready to Drop, Cover and Hold On, Ohio
The Great ShakeOut Earthquake Drill is 10.20.16 at 10:20am

      When the Earth Shakes, Know What To Do!


10.13.2016:   October 9-15 is Fire Prevention Week
10.11.2016:   Ohio Task Force 1: Rescue Team Saves Flood Victims in North Carolina
10.07.2016:   Ohio Prepares to “ShakeOut” on October 20th
10.07.2016:   Former Upper Arlington resident braces for another Florida storm
10.06.2016:   Ohio State researcher says Hurricane Matthew could leave millions without power
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Sima Merick, Executive Director

EMA Timeline Video

    News In 90

News in :90 is our weekly compilation of ODPS events and social media comments from the previous week – all in 90 seconds! Click the News in :90 icon above to see what we’ve been up to.

    Winging it is not
an emergency plan
Don't be unprepared.

Don't Be Unprepared!

Visit www.ready.ohio.gov

Emergency Management


Ohio Committee for Severe
Weather Awareness

Safer Ohio App Tutorial

Get Ready Ohio!

The Safer Ohio App—Ohio’s multi-function, mobile public safety tool for reporting suspicious activity, requesting emergency or roadside help, and monitoring traffic conditions. Get it at the App Store or on Google Play.


Know how to plan for specific needs before a disaster.

Disability Training

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Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin

Adds emergency contact information to your driving record, for law enforcement purposes only, in the event one of your family members would need to be contacted regarding an emergency situation.
You can now allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your current medical information with medical professionals providing emergency medical treatment, if you are ever involved in an emergency or otherwise unable to communicate.