contact information to
your driving record,
for law enforcement
purposes only, in the
event one of your
family members would
need to be contacted
You can now allow your
person(s) to share your
information with medical
treatment, if you are
ever involved in an
otherwise unable to
Next of Kin (NOK)
|Morgan County Emergency Management Agency
Office of Homeland Security
State and Federal laws require communities to have disaster service plans in place, and to test them
periodically. Testing in a full-scale mock disaster allows evaluation and illustrates any needed plan
adjustments. Tests often include the "unplanned" — such as downed bridges, blocked roadways, or
other complications. This sharpens needed skills for improvising under pressure.
The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency often acts as liaison with a variety of
governmental agencies, including:
• State and Federal Emergency Management Agencies — for training and support, and for
assisting during large-scale disasters.
• State and Federal Environmental Protection Agencies — for planning, compliance, and
emergency response to chemical releases/handling, as well as cleaning up of hazardous waste sites.
What Is Emergency Management
The Morgan County Emergency Management Agency and Office of Homeland Security main goal is to
save lives, prevent injuries, and protect property and the environment from “All Hazards” – Natural,
Man made, or Terrorism.
In the event of a disaster, we coordinate the county’s resources and agencies to reduce the impact it
has on the county. We strive to expedite the restoration of public services, the rehabilitation and
recovery of individuals and businesses, and to return the community back to normal.
We achieve our goals through the four phases of emergency management (Mitigation, Preparedness,
Response, and Recovery), conducting training and training exercises, and through education.
- Emergency Management: Organized analysis, planning, decision-making, and assignment of
available resources to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from the effects of all
- Mitigation: Refers to activities that are designed to reduce or eliminate risks to persons or
property, or lessen the actual or potential effects or consequences of an incident. Mitigation
activities should be considered and started long before an emergency or disaster occurs.
Next of Kin (NOK)
|Adds emergency contact information to
your driving record, for law enforcement
purposes only, in the event one of your
family members would need to be
contacted regarding an emergency
You can now allow your emergency
contact person(s) to share your current
medical information with medical
professionals providing emergency
medical treatment, if you are ever
involved in an emergency or otherwise
unable to communicate
|Frequently Asked Questions
- Preparedness: Is the deliberate critical tasks and activities necessary to build, sustain, and
improve the operational capability to prevent, protect against, respond to, and recover from
domestic incidents. Preparedness includes plans, training, or other preparations made to save
lives and facilitate response and recovery operations.
- Response: Begins when an emergency event is imminent or immediately after an event
occurs. Response encompasses the activities that address the short-term, direct effects of an
incident. It also includes the execution of EOPs (Emergency Operation Plans) and of incident
mitigation activities designed to limit the loss of life, personal injury, property damage, and
- Recovery: The development, coordination, and execution of service- and site-restoration plans
for impacted communities and the reconstitution of government operations and services through
individual, private-sector, nongovernmental, and public assistance programs. Recovery
includes restoring economic activity and rebuilding community facilities and housing.
How Prepared are you?
Tornado Protection - Seeking Refuge Areas in Buildings
- This document created by FEMA assists in locating appropriate shelter locations within any
building. It contains general information on the characteristics of tornado's along with case
studies of tornado's that have struck schools. The case studies document the areas of
destruction and the safe zones within the building.
- Natures Most Violent Storms.......This brochure discusses severe storms and the dangers
associated with them. It provides safety tips and actions you can take if caught in severe
Saving The Whole Family
This document created by American Veterinary Medical
Association deals with pet preparedness. It has
information on what you need to do to plan for the welfare
of your pets, from small animals to livestock, in the event
of an emergency. It describes what records you need to
have and items to include in a "Pet First-Aid Kit".
60 South Fourth Street
McConnelsville, Ohio 43756
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