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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency

Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

Know what to do before, during and after severe weather

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


Ohio Sentry


Stay current on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and other hazards impacting Ohio, using the Ohio Sentry Resource Portal.

You can also visit the Ohio Department of Health’s coronavirus website for the latest information and resources regarding COVID-19 testing, vaccination sites, health orders, and recommendations.


04.15.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Variant Spread, Vaccination Opportunities, Inclusive Employer Toolkit

04.14.2021:   FEMA Provides $10.3 Million to Wood County Health District

04.13.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Johnson & Johnson Vaccine

04.13.2021:  FEMA provides $4.6 million to The Ohio State University April 1, 2021 update

04.08.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Economic Recovery, Unemployment Insurance, Case Increases, Multisystem Inflammatory Syndrome

04.05.2021:  Condensed Health Order, High School Vaccinations, OhioRISE

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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Emergency Management


2021 Spring EMA Directors Conference Brochure

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Are You Ready, Ohio?

Ohio 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.