Franklin County Emergency Management & Homeland Security

Holiday Online Shopping Safety

Online shopping is a convenient way to find gifts and take advantage of seasonal sales this holiday saeson.  The season also can bring an increase in online scams and fraudulent activities. Be prepared. Take precautions to safeguard your personal information and financial details and ensure your holiday is merry and bright. 

Learn How To Shop Safe Online


Winter Safety Awareness

Are you prepared for winter?  FCEM&HS encourages residents to prepare now before severe winter weather strikes Franklin County..

Learn How To Prepare


Ohio Counterterrorism Conference

The First Annual Ohio Counterterrorism Conference for Police, Fire, EMS, Infragard Members, ILOs, Private Partners, and Public Safety Professionals will be held on January 17-18, 2024 in Columbus. 

Learn More and How To Register 


Franklin County Hazards

When hazards strike, whether it be natural disasters like floods, or human-made emergencies such as chemical spills or industrial accidents, it's important to streamline a hazard response to safeguard the well-being of citizens. 

Learn More About Chemicals/Hazardous Materials Incidents


FCReady Emergency Alerts

FCReady is a text only message alert system that provides emergency information to residents and visitors in Franklin County. A profile is not required and personal information is not collected.  

Stay Informed - Text FCReady to 888777 

 Text FCReady to 888777 for Countywide Emergency Management Alerts

Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEM&HS)

FCEM&HS coordinates and prepares for all-hazards disaster planning, education, warning, response, and recovery efforts in order to prepare and protect the citizens of Franklin County before, during, and after natural and man-made disasters.