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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency


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Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation
      America’s PrepareAthon!

Your home, your personal belongings, and are business are meaningful and valuable assets. If a disaster strikes, having insurance for your home or business property is the best way to ensure you will have the necessary financial resources to help you repair, rebuild or replace whatever is damaged. Yet, more than half of all the homeowners in the United States do not carry adequate homeowner’s insurance to replace their home and its contents, should a catastrophic loss occur. Now, before a disaster strikes, take the time to:

      America’s PrepareAthon!

Complete factsheet: http://1.usa.gov/1XCgtJ5


05.23.2016:   Safety forces receive $497,456 grant
05.20.2016:   Early Forecast Predicts Mild Algae Season
04.06.2016:   Ohio EMA Hosts Ohio Campus Emergency Management Summit
04.04.2016:   Utility Radiological Safety Board 4/11/2016 Agenda
03.16.2016:   Ohio’s Severe Weather Awareness Week is Perfect Time to Prepare
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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.

    Ready.gov - Waiting

Ready.Gov - Waiting

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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.