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The Ohio EMA Training and Exercise Section coordinates and conducts the Ohio Emergency Management and Homeland Security Training and Exercise programs. Our audience includes state and local emergency management professionals, first responders, volunteer organizations, private organizations and other partners that are focused on keeping Ohio safe from all hazards, natural or man-made. We also coordinate with other federal and state training providers and are the State Administrative Agency (SAA) point of contact.
From this page, you can find information on current courses being offered through Ohio EMA. If you have a profile please access the Public Safety Training Campus in the left panel and login to view and register for courses. If you do not have a profile, you must create a new profile to access the course listing and to register for course offerings that interest you.
All trainings are offered free of charge to eligible students. Class sizes are usually limited and students are encouraged to enroll early to ensure a seat in the class. Note that while courses are usually filled on a first come, first served basis, on occasion other criteria are used to select students for courses. Students will receive a confirmation no later than two weeks prior to the start of class.
The exercise program implemented and managed by the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (OEMA) provides first responders, emergency managers, public health and service providers, volunteers, elected officials, private industry and others with the skills necessary to protect life and property through preparedness exercises in response to simulated, natural and/or man-made disaster scenarios. The exercises focus on the four (4) phases of emergency management, which are mitigation (prevention), preparedness, response, and recovery.
The goal of the exercise program is to improve the overall readiness and capabilities of emergency response by validating training, emergency plans, and procedures to identify strengths and areas for improvement, demonstrate operational capabilities, and to prepare personnel to respond to real world incidents, regardless of the threat or hazard. This is accomplished through the implementation of the building block approach for exercises and exercise activities, including seminars, workshops, tabletop exercises, drills, functional exercises, and full-scale exercises.
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