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September is National Preparedness Month


National Preparedness Month (NPM) is recognized annually in September to promote family and community disaster and emergency planning now, and throughout the year. NPM is designed to raise awareness and encourage people to prepare themselves for emergencies that could impact their homes, jobs, schools, and communities.

NPM 2019 Weekly Themes

Week 1 (Sept. 1-7) Save Early for Disaster Costs
Week 2 (Sept. 8-14) Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
Week 3 (Sept. 15-21) Make a Plan to Prepare for Disasters
Week 4 (Sept. 22-30) Get Involved in Your Community's Preparedness

  • Sept. 25th is National Awareness Day

  •     News

    08.16.2019:  Governor DeWine Authorizes Use of State Disaster Relief Program
    08.07.2019:  FEMA Extends Registration Deadline
    08.05.2019:  19 Ohio Severe Weather Awareness Poster Contest Finalists Recognized at Awards Ceremony
    07.30.2019:  Registered Yet?
    07.29.2019:  Vigilant Guard training exercise to be discussed at Aug. 1 news conference
    07.18.2019:  FEMA Approved Public Assistance for Four Ohio Counties
    07.18.2019:  Thirty Days Left to Register with FEMA, SBA
    07.17.2019:  State of Ohio Participates in National-Level Military Exercise


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    Notice of Funding Opportunity

    Nonprofits Security Grants Program (NSGP)

    Period of Performance:
    Sept. 1, 2019 – Aug. 31, 2022

    The purpose of the NSGP is to provide federal funds to states to assist nonprofit organizations that are at high risk of a terrorist attack through support for eligible physical security enhancements and other security activities.

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    Emergency Contact Information
    Next of Kin

    Add emergency contact information to your driving record in the event of an emergency situation. 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.