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Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

October 4-10 is Fire Prevention Week

Smoke Alarms Save Lives

America's PrepareAthon

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) states: Roughly half of home fire deaths result from fires reported between 11 pm and 7 am, when most people are asleep.
If there is a fire in your home, smoke spreads quickly. Working smoke alarms will sound when smoke is detected, giving you enough time to get out. In fact, having a working smoke alarm cuts the chances of dying in a reported fire in half.
Test your knowledge on smoke alarms and fire safety. Take the NFPA’s Fire Prevention Week quiz.
Additional information on home fire prevention is available on the ReadyOhio page: http://ready.ohio.gov/ReadyForFirePrevention.stm

    Latest Releases

10.08.2015:   Fifth Annual “Great Central U.S. Shakeout” Set For October 15, 2015
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
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    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.

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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.


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.