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Welcome to the ODPS Emergency Management Agency

Ohio Emergency Management Agency EMAP Accreditation

Ohio EMA Now Accepting Tornado Safe Room Applications

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Ohio homeowners may apply to receive reimbursement for the purchase and construction or installation of a tornado safe room inside or outside their homes. The application period is now through March 5th, 5 pm. Click here for additional information and to apply.

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.


02.25.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Spring Events, Provider Expansion, New Health Equity Websitee

02.23.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Nursing Home Visitation, Progression of Vaccine Eligibility

02.18.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Maintenance Program, Nursing Home Visitation, Phase 1B Medical Conditions

02.16.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Weather Delays, Central Scheduling, Virtual Townhalls

02.11.2021:  COVID-19 Update: Vaccine Distribution, Nursing Home Cases Drop, ApprenticeOhio Milestone

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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2021 Spring EMA Directors Conference Brochure

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Are You Ready, Ohio?

Ohios Guide To Emergency Management

Ohio's Guide to Emergency Management

NEMA Guide to Emergency Management

How Do I...

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.