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Prevention & Planning

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

You may download sections of this plan from the EMA website

Dial #677. In a non-emergency, you can find the number for your local Patrol post, organized by county, on the Ohio State Highway Patrol website. 

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 Disaster Assistance.gov site, or call 1-800-621-3362.

The best way to deal with crisis is before it happens. Violence, weather related events, fire, death of a student or staff member are examples of emergency situations often encountered at school. To meet the challenge of any of these crises visit the Ready Campaign Website. 

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