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Sections 5502.26, 5502.27, and 5502.271 of the Revised Code require County Emergency Management Directors to obtain a professional development program in accordance with rules developed under Section 5502.25 of the Ohio Revised Code. Directors appointed since June 1988 should complete the following training courses as defined by the EMA. Courses can be taken either at FEMA’s Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, Maryland or at a state-sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university:
Upon assuming the position of County EMA Director for a political subdivision, the individual shall complete the required courses within a three-year period from the date of appointment.