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 effectsW 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 17 N. Market Street.
- 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.