34. EMAO

The Emergency Management Association of Ohio is a Columbus-based non-profit representing emergency management professionals within the state.  It partners with the Ohio Emergency Management Agency to advocate for improved emergency management, civil defense and homeland security efforts within Ohio.  The association holds conferences several times per year to exchange ideas and obtain training.

Most members of the association are county EMA directors or deputy directors, but there are now provisions for other emergency management professionals in Ohio to join.  Some examples of these potential Affiliate Members might include hospital emergency managers, military emergency managers, college emergency managers and public health employees.

If you feel that you qualify as a paid emergency management professional within Ohio, you may go to the following website for application forms, annual dues information and other details about the association: http://www.emaohio.org/ .