Lawrence County Ohio Emergency Management Agency

Lawrence County Ohio Emergency Management Agency Comprehensive, all-hazards emergency management for Lawrence County, Ohio Director, Michael Boster state and federal counterparts.

Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency:

Who We are and What We Do
The Lawrence County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) was established under Chapter 5502 of the Ohio Revised Code. Lawrence County EMA is the central point of coordination within the county for response and recovery to disasters. The primary focus of the agency when not in a response or recovery mode is to ensure that the coun

ty and its 63,000 citizens are prepared to respond to an emergency or disaster and to prepare for and lead mitigation efforts against the effects of future disasters. Effective emergency management systems are a multi-agency and tiered effort. When an emergency exceeds the capacity of local government, we request the assistance of the state through the Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA). If an emergency response exceeds the capacity of the Ohio EMA, aid is requested by Ohio's Governor from the President of the United States through the Federal Emergency Management Agency. To ensure preparedness and the capability to respond to all levels, it is critical that Lawrence County EMA interface regularly with their local. During an emergency response or recovery effort, all jurisdictions of local government are focused on the event. Lawrence County EMA as the county commissioner's emergency management organization, may activate the Lawrence County Emergency Operations Center located at the county 911 Center to better coordinate the county's response. The team approach is utilized in Lawrence County as part of an integrated emergency management system, encompassing key individuals from various agencies, including fire service, emergency medical service, local hospitals, law enforcement, city and county engineering and public works departments, amateur radio operators and various human service entities from government to charitable to civic organizations.


When driving in snow and ice, it’s important to be prepared. Learn more about driving in winter weather at


Portable generators can be a great way to power your home during winter outages, but if used incorrectly, can pose serious risks. Learn more about generator safety at


Here is an update on the snow totals and the winter weather advisory for the mountains of West Virginia. Not much has changed, still expecting 3-6" above 3,500 feet; 1-3" below 3,500 feet. Timing is still late this afternoon through Wednesday. Travel will likely be impacted tomorrow morning.


holiday season has arrived and with it, there is an increase in cooking delicious meals and breaking out festive decor...


When writing your household emergency plan don’t forget to include the needs of pets & livestock. to learn more.


The Facing Hunger Foodbank provides nutritious canned, boxed, fresh, frozen, and prepared food to nearly 130,000 individuals annually.


Christmas is right around the corner! We've teamed up with our friends at Proctorville Volunteer Fire & Rescue to help make sure some kiddos in our community have a great holiday! 🎅

We're having a boot drive tomorrow (Saturday Oct 28th) from 9A-1P at the intersection of County Road 107 & County Road 411 (Fairgrounds/FoodFair). All proceeds will help buy much needed clothing, toys, and other special gifts during our shopping event coming up soon!🎄

Please use caution in the area during the boot drive.🚦🚧🔶

If you would like to donate directly please private message this page or email [email protected]


Very dry conditions expected today so the main theme we want to bring your attention to is that there is potential for fires to spread easily as the humidity will be very low this afternoon. Even though there will only be just a light breeze fires can still get out of control. Please follow local fire laws and be very cautious. We will not get any good rain until the weekend.


Just a heads up to the community that travels through Aid area
Aid Township Volunteer Fire Dept will be hosting a school bus rollover extraction class on Saturday in the ball field area across from our department on state route 141.
There will be a school bus that was donated and passenger cars in this class. They will be staging this Friday evening.
It will be open up the public to come watch/ observe on Saturday.
We just wanted to reach out so no one is alarmed at the sight of a school buss rolled over near the schools.


There will be a chance of showers at times on Sunday, but much of the day will be dry.
High temperatures on Sunday will be 20 to 25 degrees cooler than high temperatures were on Friday.


You won’t want to miss this seminar! Register today to secure your spot!

Link to registration:

FOOD DRIVE -STUDENT HUNGERPLEASE SHAREHelp Collins Career Technical Center meet some immediate needs for some students.“...



Help Collins Career Technical Center meet some immediate needs for some students.

“Our WORKS Program out here at CCTC is currently running a food drive in order to help stock our Ready Room with much needed supplies. If you or someone you know has some extra goodies in the pantry, please reach out! You're welcome to drop any donations off in the front office of our High School building, or I could meet you somewhere. Anything helps!! ☺

* Women's black leggings are also needed in all sizes.”


Volunteers are greatly needed, our volunteer services are at an all time low. If you are interested please reach out to your local volunteer fire department. It's not just Hamilton Township who is short on members, it's EVERY department!

State Champion tree in Lawrence County OH

State Champion tree in Lawrence County OH


On October 4th, a test alert message will be sent to cell phones, TVs, and radios across the country at 2:20 p.m. Eastern Time as part of our nationwide test...


🐾 We Have Great News 🐾

At our Fall event this Saturday
Lawrence County Animal Shelter Open House "Pumpkin Spice & Pets That Are Nice"

We will have FREE nail trimming 🐕
Performed by the vet tech class at Collins career Center.

We will also have a vet clinic from 11-2 pm
for $50 (cash only)
This includes
Vaccinations of: Parvovirus, distemper & rabies
A dose of flea medication
And a exam from nose to tail by Dr. S Smith.

This is an open house event
Ours dogs and cats will be available for adoption
You can Meet our Lawerence County Animal Shelter Director Denise Paulus

Don’t forget to hit the food trucks and bid on the raffle baskets

See you all Saturday!


PARADE INFO: Don't miss the Rome Fire Prevention Parade! Sunday, October 15th!


715 Lane Street, Suite 300, 715
Ironton, OH

Opening Hours

Monday 8am - 4pm
Tuesday 8am - 4pm
Wednesday 8am - 4pm
Thursday 8am - 4pm
Friday 8am - 4pm





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