Ashland County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management

Our Office Generously Supported and Funded
by the Ashland County Commissioners.
Denny Bittle, James Justice, and Michael Welch


Ashland County Emergency Management Agency and Homeland Security Office

About EMA


Emergency Preparedness

Weather Safety Guides

Safety Checklist

Evacuation Information

Local Emergency Planning

Homeland Security

NOAA Weather Radio

Local Weather Conditions

Ashland County Reverse 911 System

Ashland County Website

House Number Application Form (PDF Format)

Mark Rafeld, director

by Mark W. Rafeld, Director

Welcome to the Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency web site. Our mission is "to provide a safer future for Ashland County by promoting, coordinating and providing mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery services before, during, and following any disaster." We are dedicated to protect lives, property and the environment within Ashland County.

We sincerely hope that you will take the time to browse through the information on our site. Being prepared for emergencies or disasters is your responsibility and should not be taken lightly. Tips on how you can prepare yourself are offered throughout our site.

We at the Ashland County EMA hope that this information will be used to protect you, your family and your property from any disaster, whether it be natural or man-made. Feel free to contact us at any time.

Please note that throughout our web site, we will use EMA to indicate the Ashland County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management Agency.


Reverse 911 Ashland County EMA has incorporated a comprehensive emergency notification system called REVERSE 911.  This REVERSE 911 system is an Interactive Community Notification System that is used effectively in thousands of U.S. communities to improve the lines of communication to the general population and targeted groups of citizens.  The system provides timely and immediate notification of critical information in times of crisis and emergencies, such as natural disasters, missing children and crime alerts.  (read more)

Ashland County Mitigation Plan for Natural Disasters (DRAFT/PDF)

211 Ashland

Ashland County Office of Homeland Security and
Emergency Management Agency
1763 State Route 60 - Ashland, Ohio 44805
Telephone: (419) 282-4272 - E-mail: