The Mission of the Vinton County Emergency Management Agency is to protect the people, property, and environment of Vinton County from all hazards through mitigation, protection, preparedness, response, and recovery. 


Affiliations and Partners:
The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency works closely with local fire departments, EMS, law enforcement, and county offices, as well as the LEPC, Ohio EMA, American Red Cross of Southeastern Ohio, and many other organizations committed to the preparation, response, and recovery from all hazards in Vinton County and surrounding areas.


The following are the meeting dates for the following organizations.


The Vinton County Local Emergency Planning Committee

1st quarter -January 5, 2021

2nd quarter - April 6, 2021

3rd quarter - July 6, 2021

4th quarter - October 5, 2021

*All meetings start at 5:00 PM.

The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency Executive Committee

1st quarter -January 6, 2021

2nd quarter - April 7, 2021

3rd quarter - July 7, 2021

4th quarter - October 6, 2021

*All meetings start at 6:00 PM




January 14, 2021


The Vinton County Health Department and the Vinton County Emergency Management Agency have partnered to lead the vaccination process in Vinton County.  We have trained for years in preparation for these types of events.  The goals for Phase 1B vaccinations are to save lives of the most vulnerable citizens and to get kids back in school.  The Vinton County Health Department is dedicated to keeping our community healthy using prevention, resources, and education.  In addition, we have decades of expertise when it comes to preparation and managing mass vaccination clinics.  Our experience with vaccinating for the seasonal flu and the H1N1 pandemic, as well as ongoing training, has prepared us for this work. The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency continues to serve the community as an information and resource support agency.  We are committed to engaging with our local health department to ensure that they have the necessary support to be successful.  Together, we are well-equipped to lead this effort in our community.

Vaccinations in Phase 1B are expected to begin next week.  Governor DeWine announced a tiered system offering vaccination to the estimated 2.2 million people who are eligible for the vaccine under this phase, beginning with those who are 80 or older.

Vinton County is receiving 300 doses the week of January 19.  The Vinton County Health Department is receiving 100, Shrivers Pharmacy is receiving 100 and Hopewell Health is receiving 100.  The Vinton County Health Department will vaccinate by appointment only.  We are currently scheduling individuals in the 80 years of age and older category for vaccination next week.  If you are 80 years or older, please pre-register for the vaccine at www.vintonohhealth.org/vaccinereg or call 740-596-5233. At the time of this release, the details for distribution for Shrivers and Hopewell were not available.

Residents are encouraged to visit www.vintonohhealth.org/vaccine. This page will explain additional information on the known targets for each phase and the timeline.  In addition, a statewide vaccine provider search is available beginning January 14 at coronavirus.ohio.gov/vaccine, Vinton County.  Vaccine announcements will be made on social media and the website page listed above.

Current announcements from the EMA


                                         Siren Test : Test occur on the last Monday of each month at 12 noon. 

Mitigation Plan Update

The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency is currently looking at updating the Vinton County Mitigation Plan. We would like to have your input into this process by offering the ability to place information into the upcoming plan. If you would like to have input inton this plan please read over the 2016 plan then eithier email what you would like to see changed to:ema@vintonco.com or you can send me your thoughts on changes at Vinton County EMA 106 S.Market Street McArthur, 




Call us:


Visit us: 

106 South Market Street, McArthur, OH 45651

M-F 8:30 - 4:00, By Appointment