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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency


    Ohio EMA News

Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

Get Ready, Ohio!

Build a Disaster Preparedness Kit

      Build A Kit

For Disaster Preparedness Kit checklists for your home, vehicle, pets, and more, visit the Ohio Committee for Severe Weather Awareness site at www.weathersafety.ohio.gov. Scroll down to the Severe Weather Preparedness box.

    Latest Releases

01.08.2016:   Ohio Safe Room Rebate Program Accepting Applications - Apply Here
11.19.2015:   Know Before You Go: Travel Safety Tips for Your Thanksgiving Holiday
11.10.2015:   Winter Safety Awareness Week is November 15-21, 2015
11.09.2015:   Congressional Advisory: Severe Weather Mid-Week: Get Ready Now
10.30.2015:   Congressional Advisory: “Fall Back” While Stepping Up Your Disaster Readiness
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Sima Merick, Executive Director

    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.


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.