Winter Conference Call for Proposals

Winter Conference Call for Proposals

You are invited to submit a proposal to share your experience and expertise with your colleagues at the 2022 EMAO Winter Conference. Others will benefit from your experience while you make a valuable contribution to the profession’s field of knowledge. If you have used funding or organizations to work on strategies or projects, we are particularly interested in your expertise.

Call for Presentations must be POST MARKED no later than June 17, 2022. You can find the presentation application here.

Director of Emergency Management Job Opening in Wayne County

Wayne County is looking for a Director of Emergency Management

Do you have the education, skills, and/or experience to keep a community safe and respond to safety/hazard events? Would you like to work for a place that serves the public, has job stability, great benefits and a great retirement system? Would you like to have 11 paid holidays per year, ample sick leave and vacation leave (and unused leave rolls over to the next year)? If so, Wayne County is the place! The Wayne County Commissioners are currently accepting employment applications for the full-time position Emergency Management Director.

DUTIES INCLUDE, BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

  • COUNTY DISASTER AND PREPAREDNESS: Develop/maintain safety programs and continuity of operations plan for all Wayne County government offices; develop/maintain recovery planning to restore the community to pre-disaster conditions; develop/plan/direct/evaluate emergency exercise programs and recovery activities, including school emergency exercises; identify safety issues around the county; promote public awareness of Wayne County chemical facilities; develop/maintain/update all-hazards emergency operation plan for the community; facilitate training programs on public safety, emergency preparedness, homeland security, HAZMAT response and other related topics for staff and public safety forces.
  • AGENCY COORDINATION: Facilitate public safety radio operators’ group; maintain licensing of radio systems/towers/buildings related to radio communications; membership in Wayne County 911 Planning Committee; ensure availability and function of Emergency Operations Center; maintain county emergency notification system; make presentations to expand awareness and education regarding the agency and its activities.
  • TRAINING AND EXERCISE: Conduct research and keep apprised of laws and regulations related to emergency management, homeland security and SARA Title III; conduct exercises to test emergency plans for critical facilities.
  • GRANTS: Seek and apply for federal, state and other privately funded grants.
  • SITUATIONAL AWARENESS AND INFORMATION SHARING: Monitor national, state and local news, weather incidents and other events and disseminate any appropriate information to local agencies and response partners; participate in state briefings; identify gaps or any need to mitigate potential life/safety issues.
  • EMERGENCY RESPONSE: Manage, coordinate, facilitate and maintain the Emergency Operations Center to provide direction and control during large scale incidents; respond to incidents such as HAZMAT spills and other environmental hazard releases by coordinating response and clean-up efforts; perform damage assessments; maintain Emergency Alert System.
  • LOCAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT PROGRAM: Supervision of agency; review/develop/implement policies and procedures; prepare/administer budget.
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Emergency Management, Public Administration, or equivalent experience, plus five (5) years administrative and operational experience in emergency management, public safety or equivalent preferred.

Applicants must submit a required employment application (downloadable from http://www.wayneohio.org/employment-opportunities) by emailing it to waynecountyhr@wayneohio.org or dropping it off at the Wayne County Commissioners’ Office, 428 West Liberty Street, Wooster, Ohio 44691, Attn: Marcy Stoller. Questions?  Call 330-287-5410.  

EMAO 2022 Winter Conference and Vendor Show

2022 EMAO Winter Conference and Vendor Show
Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center
December 8th and 9th 

Due to the popularity of the EMAO Winter Conference, we had to move to a bigger venue to accommodate all our members.  We hope that you will plan on joining us at Salt Fork Lodge and Conference Center, which is another one of Ohio’s State Parks located in Lore City, outside of Cambridge, Ohio.  

Not only has our venue expanded, but we are excited to be able to get back together with our EMAO Vendors.  This will be the first EMAO Conference and Vendor Shows since 2019 and we are certain that this will be one of the best!

Although the venue is larger, we are still planning on selling out of rooms, so we want to encourage everyone to register as soon as possible!

Please check the events page for links to registration forms and the draft agenda.

Job Opportunity with Lucas County EMA

Lucas County EMA is hiring a GIS Planner/Operations Officer. Responsibilities include but are not limited to development and maintenance of emergency and disaster planning, grants management, facilitation of the Emergency Operations Center, develops and maintains Emergency Services’ GIS databases, gather geographic data. Produce accurate and legible decision-making maps, databases, dashboards and other spatial analysis. Responsibilities may also include assisting in updating, monitoring, and maintaining the 9-1-1 emergency telephone related system files. The GIS Planner will assist in all functions necessary to mitigate against, plan and prepare for, respond to, continue operations during and recover from all emergencies or disasters. Click here for more details.

Programs for Storm Relief from the State Treasurer’s Office

 

The destruction and damage caused by recent severe weather impacted many Ohioans. The Ohio Treasurer’s office administers two economic development programs that may be beneficial to impacted individuals or entities when insurance coverage or relief funds do not cover the full cost of repairs or replacement of property, equipment, or vehicles, or if those impacted did not have insurance coverage for the damage incurred.

ReEnergize Ohio and ECO-Link offer interest rate reduction on loans for damage from natural disasters for any Ohioan with a small business or a primary residence located in Ohio. The bank loan application must be submitted in conjunction with a participating Ohio depositary bank. The borrower and the bank loan officer complete the application online. Please contact the Ohio Treasurer’s Department of Economic Development at 614-466-6546 or 1-800-228-1102 for assistance finding a participating bank in your area.

ReEnergize Ohio (previously Renew Ohio) assists small business owners and farm operators who require loans to repair or replace their property. The ReEnergize Ohio linked-deposit program can work with SBA loans as well.

  • For construction loans, provides up to a 3% interest rate reduction on individual or commercial loans for up to four (4) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $550,000, with possible cap variance on a case by case basis.
  • For restoration loans, provides up to 3% interest rate reduction on loans up to four (4) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $550,000.
  • The online application consists of two brief forms – one from the applicant and one from the lender. Contractor estimates for a business construction project must be attached and must total greater than or equal to the full amount of the loan.

ECO-Link (previously Rebuild Ohio) assists homeowners with financing the restoration or replacement of their primary residence through the use of construction or restoration loans.

  • For construction loans, provides up to a 3% interest rate reduction on loans for up to two (2) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $400,000.
  • For restoration loans, provides up to a 3% interest rate reduction on loans for up to seven (7) years. The rate reduction is available on loans up to $50,000.
  • The online application consists of two brief forms – one from the applicant and one from the lender. Contractor estimates for the projects must be attached and total greater than or equal to the full amount of the loan.

More information about ReEnergize Ohio and ECO-Link can be found athttp://www.tos.ohio.gov/Economic_Development. If you have any further questions, please contact the Ohio Treasurer’s Department of Economic Development at 614-466-6546 or 1-800-228-1102.