Agency Mission, Vision and Intent
Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security coordinates and prepares for county-wide all-hazards disaster planning, community education, warning, training, grant funding, response, and recovery efforts in order to prepare and protect the citizens of Franklin County before, during, and after natural and man-made disasters.
To establish Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security as the center of excellence and influence for emergency management and homeland security programs and requirements within Franklin County.
We will continue enhancement of public warning systems and Emergency Operations Center activities, and take a synergistic approach to planning, training and exercise preparedness for response to all-hazards and disasters. We understand that analysis of threats and risk and identifying our capabilities drive the structure, training, and operations and not the other way around.
We will analyze the threats, risk, and capabilities and define the way ahead holistically and inclusively with our jurisdictional partners. Understanding performance requirements in order to build and coordinate the county’s capabilities is intrinsic in meeting 21st century challenges. We owe it to the citizens of Central Ohio to bring dedication, drive and a sense of urgency to these goals.