About the Office

The Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) operates under chapter 5502 of the Ohio Revised Code. The EMA is tasked with the coordination and administration of the countywide "All Hazards" emergency operations plan.

Mission Statement
The Mahoning County Emergency Management Agency will provide for the health, safety and welfare of the residents of Mahoning County.

The Agency is dedicated to the 4 stages of emergency management:
  • Mitigation
  • Preparedness
  • Response
  • Recovery
What We Do
The Mahoning County EMA is responsible for the mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery actions for all major emergencies and disasters; such as floods, tornadoes, chemical spills (roadway, railway and fixed facilities), blizzards, droughts, and terrorism. We are the lead county agency as established by the Board of Commissioners for Homeland Security funding, training and operations. We also facilitate planning and resource deployment of county departments and agencies, including faith based organizations in times of crisis.