Role of Your EMA: School Safety

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In the event of an emergency or severe weather condition, an alert may be sent to the phone number provided by voice, text and/or email.

Allen County special needs and facilities registry so emergency responders can better plan to serve them in a disaster or other emergencies.

The Ohio General Assembly passed Senate Bill #1 that requires all school districts in Ohio to develop comprehensive Critical Incident Plans to deal with all potential emergencies.

The Ohio Emergency Management Agency and the Ohio Department of Education have worked collectively to assist local school districts with this planning. One result was a recommendation that local school districts develop a close working relationship with their county Emergency Management Agency (EMA).

Locally, the Allen County EMA is working on a continuing basis with all Allen County and Lima City schools to develop these important Critical Incident Plans, as well as, as offering assistance with staff in-service training.

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