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Ohio Emergency Operations Plan

What is Ohio EOP?

The Ohio Emergency Operations Plan provides a comprehensive framework for statewide emergency management while:

  • Addressing the administrative and operational functions, authorities and responsibilities of the organizations of state government
  • Providing a link with the federal, local and private organizations that may be activated to address emergencies in Ohio
  • Ensures consistency with current policy guidance and describes the interrelationship with other levels of government
  • Continues to evolve, reflecting lessons learned from actual experiences in disasters and ongoing state planning, training and exercise activities

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This Ohio Emergency Operations Plan (Ohio EOP) establishes a framework through which State of Ohio Agencies and other designated non-state agencies assist local jurisdictions to respond to and recover from disasters that affect the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Ohio. The Ohio EOP follows the Emergency Support Function structure as outlined in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's National Response Framework, and incorporates the National Incident Management System.

Ohio Emergency Operations Plan Elements

2019 Promulgation


Table of Contents

Record Of Changes

Base Plan

The Base Plan describes the structure and processes comprising Ohio's approach to all-hazards emergency management and the integration of the resources of Federal, State, local, and nongovernmental organizations. The Base Plan includes an Introduction, Background, Roles and Responsibilities, Concept of Operations, and Tabs (Primary and Support Agency Chart and Terms and Acronyms).

Tab A - Primary and Support Agencies by ESFs, Annexes and other Elements and Annexes and Annexes

Tab B - Terms and Acronyms

Tab C - Assignments of Responsibility by Support Agency

Emergency Support Functions

The Ohio EOP is structured on 15 Emergency Support Functions (ESF) that correspond to the format of the National Response Framework. Each ESF is headed by a Primary Agency that coordinates activity under that function. The Primary Agency is supported by a number of Support Agencies, which are selected based upon their legislative authorities, knowledge, resources, and capabilities. The ESF is the primary mechanism through which state assistance to local governments is managed during emergencies. State assistance can include the allocation of state resources and technical assistance and the coordination of federal, interstate, intra-state, local government and non-government agencies in response to emergency events or incidents.

The ESFs detail the roles and responsibilities of state, federal and other public and private agencies that are charged with carrying-out functional missions to assist local jurisdictions in response to emergency events or incidents. Each primary and support agency has internal plans and procedures that detail how it will address responsibilities during state-level emergencies. Support agencies are not required to address any emergency responsibilities that are contrary to the laws or policies that govern their organizations. Primary and support agencies will be activated and notified for Ohio Emergency Operations Center (EOC) activation by Ohio EMA. Activation will be based upon the requirements for emergency response and recovery and the agencies that are activated will vary depending on those requirements.

Radiological Emergency Preparedness Plan

Ohio Radiological Emergency Preparedness Operations Manual


Support Annexes

Incident Annexes