Fairfield County Emergency Management Agency


Weather Spotter Training
Fairfield County EMA in partnership with Pickaway County EMA and the National Weather Service Willmington Ohio Office is excited to offer a free in-person Weather Spotter Training class.
Date: April 23rd, 2024
Location: 951 Liberty Drive, Lancaster, Ohio 43130
Time: 6:00PM-8:00PM
Registration: Click Here to Register.

Looking for other trainings we offer? Check out our training page for a full listing and registration details.


Consider an emergency: a house fire, car accident, or a security breach. These emergencies can be handled by the resources of the county. The Law Enforcement and Fire Departments are highly trained and ready to respond and care for these emergencies. But what if the fire consumes a city block… this might be too much for any single fire department to handle. Well before these emergencies occurred, there are “Memorandums of Understanding” in place with other area fire and law departments where they have agreed to help each other out.

A disaster occurs, when the emergency is so large, that the resources in the county and with the help provided by Memorandums of Understanding, cannot cover the need for the situation.

This is when the EMA steps in to coordinate a response. If the emergency was a tornado that destroyed 100 homes, or if the power was out for a week in half the county, this would require resources that are more than our county could handle. We need additional help and support. By bringing the decision makers together at the Emergency Operations Center, we can coordinate with all the county resources to decide the best way to help our residents. This may include asking the state for assistance.

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Currently we are not responding to any current emergencies.

Storm Damage Reporting from Wednesday, February 28, 2024

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What is Alert-Fairfield County? Alert-Fairfield County is an emergency notification system used by city and county public safety organizations throughout the United States to issue government related messages to residents and businesses. The system has the capacity to send thousands of messages via landline, cell phone, TTY, e‐mail, text and fax, all within minutes. Only authorized officials are allowed access to the system.

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