Resources and Links

Social Media

How to Get Involved

  • Medical Reserve Corps  -  Teams of local volunteer medical, public health and other professionals that contribute skills and expertise during times of disaster and public health emergency in addition to ongoing community health promotion.
  • Citizen Emergency Response Team   - Teams take an active role in emergency preparedness projects in their communities by assisting neighbors and coworkers following an event in which professional responders are not immediately available to help.
  • The Ohio Regional Animal Response Team  - Assist local, regional, and state-level animal stakeholders, organizations, businesses, and individuals by improving animal emergency plans, and conducting animal activities, exercises, and responses.
  • Serve Ohio   - Ohio's state agency for community service and volunteerism.

National public service campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies. Features information on specific populations and topics:

For Individuals and Families
For Businesses
For Children 
For Seniors 
Tips for pet owners
People with disabilities and other special needs

Hazard Specific

Information on certain hazards from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention

General Emergency Preparedness and Response
Natural Disasters 
Radiation Emergencies
Biological Terrorism 
Chemical Terrorism
Updates on recent outbreaks and incidents

Local and State Resources

Ohio Department of Health 
Franklin County Public Health  
Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security 
Ohio Emergency Management Agency