4901:1-8-06 Outbound emergency notification messaging.

(A) No entity may activate or perform an outbound emergency notification message in the absence of a public emergency. For the purposes of this rule section, a public emergency shall be defined as the presence of actual or imminent conditions which present either:

(1) An immediate danger to the health or safety of people.

(2) A likelihood of severe irreparable damage to property.

(B) Each entity which performs an outbound emergency notification message shall do so in coordination with other municipalities within the county.

(C) Each entity who performs an outbound emergency notification message shall notify the Ohio 9-1-1 coordinator in writing within twenty-four hours after initiating the messaging. The report shall include:

(1) The date and time that the outbound emergency notification message was initiated.

(2) The total number of individual unique outbound emergency notification messages sent.

(3) The circumstances surrounding the situation that spurred the outbound emergency notification message(s).

(4) The total number of telephone numbers the message(s) was delivered to.

(5) The number of square miles included in the geographic area of the outbound emergency notification message(s).

(6) A summary of whether or not the entity submitting the report believes the outbound emergency notification message will be utilized to deliver a message in relation to this same situation in the near future and, if so, for what length of time the submitting entity believes the situation will continue.

(D) Each entity who wishes to perform a test message of an outbound emergency notification messaging system shall provide twenty-four hours advanced notification of the scope and scheduled time of the test to:

(1) The news media in the affected area.

(2) The Ohio 9-1-1 coordinator.

Effective: 05/31/2007
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 05/31/2012
Promulgated Under: 111.15
Statutory Authority: 4931.49
Rule Amplifies: 4931.49