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Cooler Temps Mean Winter Isn’t Far Away


With temperatures falling, we know that winter – with the snow, ice and freezing rain – is not that far away. Plan ahead! Now is a good time to start winterizing your vehicle.

The Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness (OCSWA) and its partners suggest the additional tips to prepare your vehicle for the winter months:

  • Get a tune-up, to include an oil change and battery check.
  • Check your headlights, tail lights and turn signals. Replace foggy, hazy or damaged lens covers to improve visibility.
  • Check the exhaust – Replace or repair leaks and crimped pipes.
  • Prepare/replenish winter emergency kits for your vehicles.

Winter Safety Awareness Week is November 12-18


11.08.2017:  Get Ready, Ohio! Winter Safety Awareness Week is November 12-18
10.05.2017:  Donate Responsibly to Hurricane Survivors
10.05.2017:  Richland County EMA Exercise Challenges Emergency Responders
10.03.2017:  URSB Public Meeting Notice
09.28.2017:  The Great ShakeOut is more than an Earthquake Drill
09.21.2017:  SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Six Ohio Counties
09.20.2017:  SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Eight NW Ohio Counties
09.15.2017:  SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans for Six Ohio Counties
09.14.2017:  Former Ohio 1-DMAT member dies from illness contracted from responding to World Trade Center
09.11.2017:  In Need of Assistance from Hurricanes Irma and Harvey?


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Safer Ohio App Tutorial

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The Safer Ohio App is 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.


Notice of Funding Opportunity

Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA)
Security Grants for Nonprofits (H.B. No. 384)

Period of Performance:
April 19, 2017 - June 30, 2018

The Ohio EMA Security Grants for Nonprofits program provides funding to nonprofit organizations for eligible security improvements that assist the organization in preventing, preparing for, and responding to acts of terrorism. Additional details can be found here.


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Emergency Contact Information
Next of Kin

Add 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 also 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.