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Steven E. Smith
Operations Manager
(614) 794-0213



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Tuesday, March 7, 2017

FCEM&HS & The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety Host Annual Weather Spotter Training

National Weather Service to Teach How to Spot Tornadoes and Severe Spring Weather

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) – Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) and The Ohio State University Department of Public Safety are co-sponsoring the annual Tornado and ...

Monday, March 6, 2017

Ohio's Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week Held March 19 – 25, 2017

Statewide Tornado Drill held March 22nd at 9:50 a.m.

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) – To raise awareness of the hazardous side of spring weather, Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) will recognize Ohio’s Spring ...

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

FCEM&HS Updates 2016 Franklin County Risk Assessment

(COLUMBUS, OHIO) – Franklin County Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS) is dedicated to ensuring Franklin County remains prepared to protect all residents ...
About the Operations Program

The Operations Program plays a pivotal role in overall FCEM&HS operations. This program is responsible for implementing plans and procedures developed by the Planning program and overseeing agency operations, including managing the Franklin County Joint Emergency Operations Center, during incident response.  Through analysis and updates of constantly changing information, development of objectives and strategies, and coordination with internal programs and external agencies, Operations helps assure FCEM&HS functions efficiently and effectively during all stages of an emergency. Other functions include but are not limited to:

  • Plan, manage, implement and coordinate emergency planning activities including resource management, operational readiness, and capability development. 
  • Develop recommendations regarding program goals and objectives.
  • Attend emergency management meetings at the local and state levels; work cooperatively with county and city departments, other disciplines and jurisdictions to enhance coordination and improve emergency response capabilities.
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