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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, or stop by the office during our regular business hours of Monday - Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 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.


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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.

Jeff Jadwin Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency
Jeff Jadwin

Appointed as Director on September 4th 2017 by County Commissioners previously served as Deputy Director since November 2007

Serves as LEPC Chairman

Serves on the following State Technical Advisory Committees:

Hazmat TAC


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.

Travis Roach Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency
Travis Roach
Deputy Director

    Appointed to the position of Deputy Director on April 23, 2018

    Appointed LEPC Vice Chairman in March 2021

    15 Years as a Firefighter

    10 Years as a Paramedic

    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 son Mason as well as reading a book and fishing and attending training classes.

    Tiffany Beardsley Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency
    Tiffany Beardsley
    Administrative Assistant

      Tiffany has been a lifelong resident of Muskingum County. Her passion is in fitness and helping others achieve their goals. She is married to Dayne Beardsley. They have 1 son and 3 daughters. She enjoys spending time with her family, 3 dogs, shopping and Starbuck’s runs with her girls!

      Meetings are held the second Thursday of each month at 5:30pm at the EMA Office.

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      LEPC Meetings are held Quarterly the First Thursday of March, June, September and the second Thursday in December.

      State SERC/LEPC
      Jeff Jadwin
      Contact Our Office
      Location 2215 Adamsville Rd
      Zanesville, Ohio 43701
      Hours Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
      Closed all legal holidays
      Phone (740) 453-1655
      Fax (740) 588-4304
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