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Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency

Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

    Ohio EMA News

NPM Week 5: Lead Up to National PrepareAthon! Day

September is National Preparedness Month

America's PrepareAthon

Be counted! Show your participation in America’s PrepareAthon! by sharing your preparedness activities and photos with Ohio EMA, ReadyOhio using #Three4Me, and on the website: www.ready.gov/prepare. Share steps you’re taking to get your household and your community prepared.

Columbus volunteers teamed with HandsOn Central Ohio and Ohio EMA to place nearly 3,000 U.S. flags on the Statehouse Lawn for the 9/11 Flag Memorial.

View emergency preparedness public service announcements at www.ready.gov/psa-multimedia.


    Latest Releases

09.30.2015:   October 5, 2015 URSB Meeting Agenda
08.24.2015:   Don't Wait Until An Emergency To Talk About A Plan
08.10.2015:   Thirty-Six Ohio Students Recognized In Annual State Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest
07.14.2015:   State Emergency Resource Team to Hold Training Exercise Thursday
06.29.2015:   Utility Radiological Safety Board (URSB) Meeting
more news....

    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

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.


Safest Place During Tornado

Safest Place During Tornado

Safest Place During Tornado

Know how to plan for specific needs before a disaster.

Disability Training

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Next of Kin logo Emergency Contact Information  

Next of Kin (NOK)

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.