Ohio Prepares to Send Assistance to Hurricane Dorian
HAMILTON, OH. (August 30, 2019) – The State of Ohio - Butler County Incident Management Team (IMT) is deploying emergency response personnel from Southwest Ohio Saturday, August 31, 2019 to provide assistance to Florida for Hurricane Dorian. Team officials have been tracking the approaching hurricane and preparing in anticipation of probable requests. The Team will deploy tomorrow for a (16) day mission on behalf of the State of Florida Emergency Management.
The Butler County IMT will leave from the Butler County Emergency Operations Center (1810 Princeton Road, Hamilton, OH) at 7:00am and travel to Tallahassee, FL to receive their mission in response and recovery to Hurricane Dorian. The Butler County IMT mission will be determined by the State of Florida EMA based on the needs of local and county departments. Deerfield Township Fire, Englewood Fire, Fairfield Township Fire, Liberty Township Fire, Monroe Fire, Morgan Township Fire, Oxford Police, Oxford Fire, St. Clair Township / New Miami Life Squad, Toledo Fire, West Chester Fire, and Butler County EMA build out this regional Type 3 Incident Management Team for this deployment.
On Thursday, Butler County EMA officials received requests through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC) from the State of Florida EMA requesting a Type 3 All Hazards Incident Management Team to support existing personnel. The requests are coordinated through the Ohio Department of Public Safety, Division of Emergency Management and authorized through the Emergency Management Assistance Compact (EMAC). EMAC is a state-to-state mutual aid agreement which allows states to request additional disaster response resources and personnel. Under EMAC, the agreements outlines that the requesting state reimburses all associated costs incurred by the provider state.
The State of Ohio / Butler County Incident Management Team is a highly trained management team who can provide coordination, guidance and logistical support to areas in declared disaster. The Butler County IMT is comprised of emergency response departments from state, county and local agencies in Ohio. The Butler County IMT focuses on planning, logistics, communications, operations, safety and documentation in declared disasters.
Additional information regarding EMAC can be found on the BCEMA web site at www.butlercountyohio.org/ema. You can follow Butler County Ohio EMA on Twitter and ‘like’ us on Facebook.
Butler County Emergency Management Agency
Contact: PIO - Katharine Clayton: 859-816-1249