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Drop, Cover, and Hold On with us Thursday, October 15th. Ohio EMA and ReadyOhio are going virtual, as we participate in the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut Earthquake Drill. Whether you're at home, work, or at school, stay current on emergency preparedness and practice your safety drills.

Register to participate in the ShakeOut at www.shakeout.org/centralus/

Stay current on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other Ohio hazards


Resolve To Be Ready In 2020


Stay current on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other Ohio hazards, using the ESF-5 (Emergency Support Function #5 – Information and Planning) Resource Portal.

Also, visit the Ohio Department of Health's coronavirus.ohio.gov, the State of Ohio's source for updated, accurate information to help you prepared for and protect against COVID-19.


10.22.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Take This Seriously and Don't Let Up

10.20.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Record-Breaking Hospitalizations, $1.3 Billion for Ohio Businesses, Spread from Social Gatherings

10.15.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Updated County Risk Levels, Increased Spread in Cases

10.13.2020:  COVID-19 Update: Increasing Cases, Childhood Vaccinations, Lab Capacity Dashboard, BinaxNOW Testing Plan

10.08.2020:   COVID-19 Update: Updated County Risk Levels, Nursing Homes Visitation Order, Women's Enterprise Certification

View All COVID-19 News Releases


Sima Merick, Executive Director

EMA Timeline Video

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Houses of Worship: Targeted Disruption Tabletop Exercise Toolkit

This free toolkit was developed to better prepare staff, worshipers, first responders, and other partners to plan for and respond to active aggressor incidents.

corona virus info

To provide information about hot topics to emergency managers during this COVID-19 pandemic, Ohio EMA has complied a topic-oriented list of guidance documents, forms, fact sheets, checklists etc., in response to your requests for information (RFIs).

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Volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps. Local health, safety & preparedness begins with you.

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Emergency Management




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Ohios Guide To Emergency Management

Ohio's Guide to Emergency Management

NEMA Guide to Emergency Management

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Emergency Contact Information
Next of Kin

Add emergency contact information to your driving record in the event of an emergency. You can also allow your emergency contact person(s) to share your medical information with professionals providing emergency medical treatment if you are unable to communicate.