Emergency Management Agency

  1. Comments Sought for Hazard Mitigation Plan

    Ashtabula County has completed the final draft of the hazard mitigation plan to outline risks and vulnerabilities to all of the county's communities. EMA invites everyone to review the plan and submit comments via email to ema@ashtabulacounty.us. Final Draft - Hazard Mitigation Plan
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Whether it’s Ashtabula County, the State of Ohio, or the Federal Emergency Management Agency, all EMAs have similar functions:

  • Identify mitigation activities that lessen the effects of disaster on people and property.
  • Develop plans to respond to emergency situations.
  • Exercise plans, using a variety of hazards and scenarios.
  • Train responders, volunteers, elected officials – anyone charged with responsibility before, during, or after an emergency.
  • Coordinate response and recovery activities during an emergency, either as a member of the on-site incident command team or from the County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in Jefferson at the County Court House.
  • Locate, monitor and manage emergency resources.
  • Educate the public about actions to take before an emergency occurs, disseminate warnings and other critical information during an emergency and release information about recovery actions after an emergency.
The mission of Ashtabula County Emergency Management is to utilize effective planning, training, exercise and coordination to continually develop the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery capabilities for our county, cities, villages and townships for emergencies resulting from all hazards.

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