The Hamilton County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) is authorized by Ohio Revised Code to coordinate and administer countywide all-hazards emergency management and disaster preparedness functions for Hamilton County and its forty-nine political subdivisions.
Emergency management is both a system and a process working through four phases:
Where disaster preparedness and public safety related emergency management activities are coordinated to serve and protect the public. Hamilton County EMA is concerned with all natural and man-made hazards including international and domestic acts of terrorism and homeland security functions.
The Hamilton County EMA delivers programs and performs function involving:
- All hazards emergency operations planning
- Response and grant administration
- Hazard mitigation planning
- Homeland security planning
- Disaster recovery
- Local emergency planning committee and hazardous materials
- Public notification and warning systems
- Public information and education campaigns, and Emergency management and homeland security training and exercise coordination