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Ohio Emergency Management Agency

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Ohio Emergency Management

How Do I...?

Find my Emergency Management Director?
There are 88 emergency management agencies (EMA) with one director for each county. Click here to locate your county and EMA director.

Request a Speaker?
Speakers Bureau Request
The Ohio Emergency Management Agency personnel have expertise in a number of subject matter areas who may be available to address your group. If you would like to request a speaker, Click Here, fill out the form and submit it at least two weeks before your event.

Renew my certification?
Ohio EMA does not renew certifications; however certification renewal can be located at www.ems.ohio.gov.

Look for a job at EMA?
When there are job openings at Ohio EMA, these positions are posted on the State of Ohio Hiring Management website, careers.ohio.gov To search for Ohio EMA jobs, click on "Search for State of Ohio Government Jobs." Under "Search Criteria" select Public Safety in the agency search section. The Ohio Department of Public Safety is our parent agency and all of our jobs will appear on that page.
When there are openings, the positions are posted for only ten days and periodically change. Please check every ten days or so to make sure you don't miss anything. Each position that you apply for requires a separate application.
Ohio EMA positions range from technical positions in communications, data management and grants to operational and recovery positions in planning, field operations, radiological, readiness, mitigation and recovery. Please return to the Ohio EMA home page at www.ema.ohio.gov for additional information about what we do.

Learn more about FEMA disaster assistance?
Disaster assistance information for individuals and families, homeowners, renters and businesses that have sustained damages in a presidentially declared disaster area can be found on the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) website, or FEMA's DisasterAssistance.gov site, or call 1-800-621-3362.

Buy Flood Insurance?
Contact your local insurance agent or click here for flood insurance information.

Get information on the Small Business Administration, Disaster Loan Assistance?
Disaster loan assistance information for homeowners, renters and businesses that have sustained damages in a federally declared disaster area can be found on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster assistance website, or call the SBA Customer Service Center at 1-800-659-2955.

Build a disaster supplies kit?
After an emergency or disaster, it may take a few days before emergency responders can get to you, so you may need to survive on your own for several days. Being prepared means having your own food, water and other supplies to last for at least 72 hours. A disaster supplies kit is a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Click here to view a Basic Disaster Supplies Kit list.

Get information on FEMA’s Public Assistance Grant Program?
The objective of the Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA) Public Assistance (PA) Grant Program is to provide assistance to State, Tribal and local governments, and certain types of Private Nonprofit organizations so that communities can quickly respond to and recover from major disasters or emergencies declared by the President, based on a request from the Governor.
The following types of entities are eligible applicants for public assistance. If an entity meets the requirements of one of the types, the Applicant may be eligible to receive Federal disaster assistance.
1. State Government Agencies
2. Local Governments, Special Districts, and Authorities
3. Private Non-Profit Organizations (limited)
Additional program information can be found at the Federal Emergency Management Agency – Public Assistance (FEMA) website.