The purpose of Emergency Management is to increase Ashland County's capabilities to respond to the hazards that threaten the County, all the while, preventing or reducing the impact of the hazards on the community. The purpose of Ashland County's Emergency Management program is to coordinate the activities of various departments responsible for continued operations during disasters, coordinate inter-local agreements for use of resources, communicate with state and federal agencies, and provide education and training.

Ashland County is committed to the welfare of our citizens and visitors. Our Emergency Management program is designed to respect this commitment; to maximize human safety and survival; to minimize danger; to preserve County property; to restore normal working conditions; and to assure responsive communications within the entire county and to surrounding counties, and media outlets.

The County's emergency operations plan is enacted whenever a natural disaster or other emergency affects the County. This plan is a tool for the County to accomplish its stated purposes efficiently and effectively, with a minimum of confusion, and with the best interests and safety of our community members in mind.

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