Welcome to the Columbiana County
Emergency Management Agency
The Columbiana County Emergency Management Agency is a public service agency where disaster preparedness and public safety related emergency management functions are coordinated to serve and protect the citizens of Columbiana County.
Authorized by Ohio Revised Code, Columbiana County EMA is tasked as the county focal point for planning, coordination and administration of the countywide "All Hazards" emergency management and disaster preparedness program. Columbiana County is concerned with all natural, manmade and technological hazards, including international and domestic acts of terrorism and Homeland Security functions. Within our planning standards we define Columbiana County's Emergency Management process as, "Whereas preparedness to cope with the effects of a disaster includes many diverse but interrelated elements which must be woven into an integrated emergency management system involving all departments of local government and private support agencies, plus the individual citizen."
There are multiple programs within Emergency Management that are performed. These include, but are not limited to, mitigation, preparedness, response, grants administration, hazard mitigation planning, homeland security planning, disaster recovery, public notification and warning systems, and hazardous materials planning.
To meet these responsibilities, the Columbiana County EMA has adopted this mission statement:
"The goals to be achieved are to save lives and protect property by
developing programs and emergency operational capabilities that address
mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for natural, technological,
civil or attack-related emergencies."
PEGGY CLARK, DIRECTOR/911 COORDINATOR
BRIAN RUTLEDGE, DEPUTY DIRECTOR/911 COORDINATOR
LISA ELLIOTT, ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
SHERI MADER, RESIDENT RADIOLOGICAL ANALYST
PEGGY CLARK, DIRECTOR/EMERGENCY COORDINATOR
BRIAN RUTLEDGE, DEPUTY DIRECTOR/INFORMATION COORDINATOR