EMA / LEPC Office of Homeland Security
Muskingum County EMA/LEPC and the County Unified Command encourages you to practice Social Distancing during the current COVID 19 Pandemic.
The intent of the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency is to provide coordination and support in the time of need during a disaster incident or situation and to see that all the available support and resources are secured for the safety and welfare of the communities and citizens of Muskingum County.
The Agency supports the needs of the emergency service departments and personnel to the extent of training, education, material items and financial support when appropriate.
Finally, the Agency communicates with all local, state and federal agencies that may be utilized in the scope of duties performed by this agency when logistics and financial services are required for our county in a disaster or large-scale incident situation.
If you have questions about the EMA or LEPC, please feel free to call us at (740) 453-1655, send an email to email@example.com, or stop by the office during our regular business hours of Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. We are closed on all legal holidays. I hope you will use this site to find answers to your questions and find that it contains useful information.
If you do not have a Landline Phone you must register through this site to receive our Emergency Notifications for Muskingum County. You have Options for the Weather Alerts to receive them 24 hours a day or from 7:00 am till 10:00 pm. Tornado Warnings Do Not Have an Option. There are areas for Community Alerts, Water Outages and Water Boil Advisories and Special Needs Information categories. This information is not Shared with the Public or Sold to Other Entities. You can sign up multiple phone numbers, text numbers or email.
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- Local Emergency Planning Committee
What Is Emergency Management?
A question that is most often asked is, "What is Emergency Management?" Emergency Management implements procedures to reduce eliminate or minimize the impact of disasters on our citizens. Many of you will remember us as Civil Defense. Probably the most vivid reminder is when we see a yellow and black shelter marker still on a public building today. Until a few years ago, we could find bulk containers of water, crackers and candy along with blankets and other shelter items stored at these locations. These items have all been removed and the Red Cross handles sheltering for our communities. Emergency Management Agencies have replaced Civil Defense and the emphasis has changed from nuclear disasters to natural weather emergencies, weapons of mass destruction, biological and chemical incidents, hazardous material (haz-mat) incidents and terrorism.
Emergency Management serves as a resource to first responders at all incidents. Local Haz-mat teams are specially trained to properly handle chemical spills, search and rescue teams are properly trained to rescue those trapped and personnel are specially trained to handle weapons of mass destruction situations. If the local resources are totally committed and more assistance is needed, your local Emergency Management Agency requests state and national assistance.
In Ohio, local requests for assistance go to the Ohio Emergency Management Agency which provides state resources or requests Federal resources if they are not available in the state. Part of this process requires local government officials to pass a declaration.
A good example of this process is the need for debris removal assistance from the public right-of-way following a disaster. If the local resources are not able to provide manpower and equipment to remove and haul the debris, due to the large amount of debris left by the disaster, contact would be made with the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency to request resources to handle the problem. The resources would be assigned either by the Ohio EMA or requested from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). A Disaster of this magnitude would have a request from the Governor to the President for a Presidential Declaration.
Appointed as Director on September 4th 2017 by County Commissioners previously served as Deputy Director since November 2007
Serves as LEPC Vice Chairman
Serves on the following State Technical Advisory Committees:
Hired Zanesville Fire Department June 1991 was promoted to position of Lieutenant with Zanesville Fire Department August 2008 and retired in March 2012
Fire Instructor for: Mid East Career & Technology Center
EMS Instructor for: Mid East Career & Technology Center
Serves on the Mid East Career & Technology Center Advisory Boards for Fire & EMS
Serves on the Zane State Fire Advisory Board
Serves as Trustee for Norval Park Church of Christ
Serves as Vice-President for Southeast/Southeast Central Advisory Board for Central Ohio Trauma Services
Serves as President for Southeast Ohio Sector EMA'S
Married to Jackie Jadwin and they have two (2) sons, a daughter-in-law and and 3 granddaughters.
Appointed to the position of Deputy Director on April 23, 2018
He has the following certifications: Firefighter level II, Paramedic, HazMat-Tech, FEMA Professional Development Series, Structural Collapse Operation, Trench Operations, Rope Rescue Operations, Grain Bin Rescue and Heavy Machinery Extrication, Continuing Ed. EMS instructor.
He enjoys spending time with his wife Sarah and family as well as reading a book and fishing.
Appointed as Administrative Assistant in March 2016
Born and Raised in Muskingum County
Received her Certificate from MECTC for Administrative Assistant
Numerous years experience as an Administrative Assistant
Married to Dane Beardsley and they have one (1) boy and three (3) girls
She enjoys spending time with her family and helping in the community
Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30pm at the EMA Office.