The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency and Department of Homeland Security is organized in accordance with section 5502.26 and 5502.27 of the Ohio Revised Code for the purpose of coordinating, organizing, administering, and operating emergency management within the county. The Agency is operated by a director and governed by an Executive Committee comprised of county and township officials.
The agency writes and maintains an All Hazards Emergency Operations Plan for the county and coordinates annual exercises of the plan. In addition, the agency is involved in coordinating relief during disasters and emergencies, obtaining grant funding to improve emergency preparedness, response, and recovery, and coordinating training opportunities for response personnel as well as the general public in regard to the phases of emergency management. The agency works closely with volunteer organizations, state and local agencies, and the general public to accomplish these goals and more.
Members of The Vinton County EMA Executive Committee:
James Shiveley - Chairperson
Linda Hopkins - Vice Chair
Mark Fout, Vinton County Commissioner
Floyd Largent, Brown Township Trustee
George McGraw, Wilkesville Township
Frank Perry, Private Citizen
Micheal Woodruff, Private Citzen
Mark Peters, Madison Twp. Trustee
Dave Gill-Village of McArthur Council
Brad Timmons, Harrison Twp. Trustee
Janelle McManis -Health Director
Meetings are held at 6PM, in the EOC located in the Vinton County Sheriff's Office, on the first Wednesday of January, April, July, and October.
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is organized in conjunction with the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act the State Emergency Response Commission in an effort to improve the awareness of and response to hazardous chemical incidents in Vinton County in order to lessen their impact on people, property, and the environment. The committee is comprised representatives from local law enforcement, fire departments, industries using and storing hazardous chemicals in the county, EMS, environmental health, county government, and emergency management. The central point of contact for the LEPC is the EMA Director, who also serves as the chair of this committee.
For more information regarding hazardous chemical usage, storage, transportation, or spills contact The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency or visit the links below:
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
United States Environmental Protection Agency
Members of the Vinton County LEPC:
William Faught, Director, Vinton County EMA - LEPC Chairperson
Jayson Potts, Chief, Hamden Volunteer Fire Department
Tim Eberts, Vinton County Commissioner
Rick Reynolds, Chief, McArthur Fire Department
Jim Shiveley, President of the VCEMA -Executive Board
L J Stewart, Austin Powder Company
Lori Simonton, Director of Environmental Health, VCHD
Veronica McQuirt, Director, VCEMS
Mark Peters -Zaleski FD -Fire Chief
Tom Heaton -Chief of Police McArthur
David Bradley -American Red Cross
S.Dawes- Vinton County Courier
Sara Kingsbury-Environmental -Austin Powder
John Wood, Chief, Wilkesville Volunteer Fire Department
Mike Woodruff, Sergeant, Vinton County Sheriff's Office
Mike waggoner Asst- Superident Vinton Co. Schools
Jennifer Dewitt-Holzer Medical
Meetings are held at 5:00pm in the Vinton County EOC
BECOME ADVISED OF CURRENT EVENTS IN YOUR COUNTY
The Vinton County Emergency Management Agency has just switch Mass Notification providers to NIXLE. Please join use in adding this system to your mobile devise at http://www.nixle.com/.
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: or you can send me your thoughts on changes at Vinton County EMA 106 S.Market Street McArthur,