Emergency Management Plans
The Medina County EMA ensures the county plans have the most up-to-date information required by the State and Federal entities, and they are organized in a way to be able to put together purposeful and effective training’s and exercises, using the diverse amount of equipment, for all county first responders.
The best way to cope with disasters is to be prepared. Being prepared means having a plan, having an emergency kit, and knowing what to do before, during and after a disaster. Being prepared can reduce the impact of disasters on you and your family, and help you recover faster.
Disasters can strike at any time, anywhere. They can be natural, such as earthquakes, floods, hurricanes and tornadoes, or man-made, such as fires, explosions, terrorist attacks and pandemics. Disasters can disrupt your life, damage your property, injure or kill you and your loved ones, and cause emotional distress.
National Incident Management System
The National Incident Management System (NIMS) is a standardized approach to incident management developed by the United States Department of Homeland Security. The program was established in March 2004, in response to Homeland Security Presidential Directive 5, issued by President George W. Bush.
The purpose of NIMS is to provide a comprehensive, nationwide approach to emergency management, enabling all stakeholders in a community to work together effectively, regardless of the cause, size, location, or complexity of the emergency or threat.
Medina County All Hazard Team Documents
The Medina County All Hazards Team is a specialized response team that provides county wide hazmat and technical rescue response to various emergencies and disasters. The team is composed of fire, EMS, and law enforcement personnel from different agencies across the county, who are trained and equipped to handle complex and hazardous situations. Funding is provided by a per capita cost allocation to all Medina County communities.