Chapter 4501:3-5 Training

4501:3-5-01 Training.

(A) Sections 5502.26, 5502.27, and 5502.271 of the Revised Code require each director of an emergency management agency for a political subdivision to pursue a professional development program in accordance with rules developed under section 5502.25 of the Revised Code. Directors appointed shall acquire training as defined by the Ohio emergency management agency, including in the following areas:

(1) The "Introduction to Emergency Management in Ohio Course (OH-230)" for directors appointed after June 30, 2016. Equivalent courses will continue to be valid for those appointed before July 1, 2016.

(2) One emergency planning course taught at the "Emergency Management Institute" at Emmitsburg Maryland, an extension of the "Emergency Management Institute" at a state sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university.

(3) One exercise design course taught at the "Emergency Management Institute" at Emmitsburg, Maryland, an extension of the "Emergency Management Institute" at a state sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university.

(4) One disaster recovery course taught at the "Emergency Management Institute" at Emmitsburg, Maryland, an extension of the "Emergency Management Institute" at a state sponsored course or an equivalent course taught at an accredited university.

(5) A minimum of two refresher or continuing education courses annually.

(B) The Ohio emergency management agency shall conduct a minimum of two seminars each year to update local emergency management agency directors on changes to or new topics in emergency management. Each local emergency management agency director shall attend both of these seminars each year. Requests for excused absences from these two update seminars shall be submitted in writing to the executive director of emergency management and considered on a case-by-case basis .

(C) The executive director of the Ohio emergency management agency shall annually publish a training catalog announcing the courses available for directors of political subdivision emergency management agencies, to include the above required courses.

(D) Upon assuming the position of director of emergency management for a political subdivision, the individual shall complete, or have completed, the required courses within a three-year period from the date of appointment.

Effective: 10/1/2016
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