(A) Each political subdivision shall create a local capability for emergency management. This capability may be established by participation in a countywide agency formed under section 5502.26 of the Revised Code, a regional authority formed under section 5502.27 of the Revised Code, by contract with a county under section 5502.271 of the Revised Code, or by forming a local political subdivision program under section 5502.271 of the Revised Code. Each political subdivision may make appropriations for the payment of expenses to develop such capability, including but not limited to, reimbursement to those individuals serving without compensation for reasonable and necessary expenses in the performance of their duties.
(B) A county may meet the requirement of section 5502.271 of the Revised Code by contracting with the chief executives of each participating political subdivision pursuant to section 307.15 of the Revised Code. Said county shall have an agency and a director who shall be employed by the county and shall be governed by the terms of the contract between the county and the political subdivisions, and all other applicable local laws, regulations, and/or ordinances.
(C) The officers and personnel of all departments, offices, and agencies of the political subdivision shall cooperate in emergency management and emergency preparedness with their respective emergency management officials and agencies, accept and execute their assignments of responsibility for emergency response as indicated in the jurisdiction's emergency operations plan and associated operating procedures, guidance or guidelines, and shall extend their services and facilities to such emergency management officials and agencies upon request, insofar as possible, without withdrawing from the political subdivisions the minimum services and facilities needed by that political subdivision.
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 06/30/2016 and 09/15/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 5502.25
Rule Amplifies: 5502.26, 5502.27, 5502.271
Prior Effective Dates: 6/30/91, 10/10/96, 12/1/01