911 » Overview

The EMA Director also serves as the 911 Coordinator for Huron County.  The EMA coordinates the county's Enhanced 911 system by maintaining and revising the county's 911 Master Street Address Guide (MSAG), monitoring answering points (PSAP's), and by continually updating, monitoring, and revising 911's policies, procedures, and equipment. In 2005, Huron County 911 became the third county 911 system in Ohio to become Phase II wireless compliant.  As cell phone usage has increased over the years, call volumes have increased dramatically, and call routing has become a challenge.

911 » Funding Overview

Huron County’s 911 system was initially funded entirely through the local jurisdictions of Huron County.  The operation and staffing of the 5 public safety answering points (PSAP) is funded entirely by the agencies hosting those PSAPs.  Equipment maintenance, and GIS mapping is paid through the 28 cents per month wireless surcharge assessed to all cellular phones registered for use in Huron County.

 

There are no 911 levies in Huron County, and any fees assessed to landline phones in Huron County are actually kept by the phone company for their expense maintaining company owned 911 equipment.

 

HOW CAN I PREPARE A DISASTER SUPPLIES KIT?

Assemble supplies you might need to have in your safe-room or for an evacuation. Store them in an easy to carry container such as a backpack or duffle bag.

SUPPLIES YOU MAY NEED

  • Bottled Water (at least one gallon per day per person for 3 days drinking and sanitation)
  • Non perishable packaged or canned food and non electric can opener
  • Battery powered radio and NOAA weather radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and small tools (pliers, wrench, screwdriver)