Emergency Management Agency / 911 Addressing

Ohio County Emergency Managment vehicle.






Charlie Shields, Director/SAR Coordinator                         " Like us on Facebook!  Solid Waste FB Page​ " Director of 911 Addressing
Director of Solid Waste

301 South Main Street
Hartford, KY 42347

(270) 298-4412 - Office
(270) 363-0861– Cell
(270) 298-4491 – Fax                                                                                               

Email:
ocema@ohiocountyky.gov

EM Administrative Assistant

Savannah Vaughn

(270) 298-4412 - Office
(270) 298-4491 – Fax​


911 Addressing

​Please follow the attachment​ below for the Ohio County 911 Addressing Ordinance 2009-5.


Please contact Char​lie Shields or Savannah Vaughn reguarding 911 Addressing.


Emergency Management

The Ohio County Emergency Management Agency is under the directorship of Charles Shields, who also serves as the 

Search and Rescue (SAR) Coordinator.  Mr. Shields is also a volunteer fireman with the Beaver Dam Fire Dept.  Together 

with local law enforcement, EMS, and fire/rescue, Ohio County EM is prepared to promptly respond to any natural or manmade 

hazard that may affect the community.

Ohio County Emergency Management’s purpose is to organize data analysis, develop plans of action, manage local, state, and 

federal resources, and to respond to, coordinate, and aid in recovery from the effects of all hazards.  These hazards may be 

weather related, technological (such as power outages, chemical spills, or explosions), accidents involving hazardous 

materials, civil disorders, or criminal events (bombings and related incidents).  In order to provide the best possible level 

of support for the community, the Emergency Management members must work with all county government offices, law 

enforcement, medical services, fire/rescue, and community services workers.

The SAR Coordinator acts as an incident commander in the event of lost and/or missing persons.  He and his team act with state 

and local police agencies, fire/rescue, and EMS to gather information, plot search areas, organize search teams, direct communications, 

and gather resources to aid in searches.  A Mobile Command Unit is used as a search base when necessary and it is also used 

with any other Emergency Management situation.

By using The Ohio County Emergency Response Plan, developed specifically to fit the needs the community, Ohio County 

Emergency Management is able to serve its citizens efficiently and effectively when needed.  Through the utilization of available 

resources and competent organization of support services, Emergency Management will plan, prepare, and aid in recovery of 

Ohio County communities.

 
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