The state of Ohio has established the State of Ohio Emergency Alert Plan, in compliance with FCC rules and regulations, for the distribution of emergency information, instructions and warnings to the citizens of Ohio. Ohio’s EAS plan was prepared by members of the State Emergency Communications Committee (SECC) in cooperation with the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the National Weather Service (NWS).
- State of Ohio EAS Plan – approved by FCC – 3/18/2019 (rev. 10/23/2020) — this version contains updates to Attachment I and Attachment III for LP stations in the South Central Operational Area
- Map of Ohio EAS Operational Areas
- Attachment IV – State Emergency Communications Committee (rev. 1/2021) – this version reflects updates to the chairs for each operational area.
2021 Schedule for Required Monthly Tests
The 2021 schedule of Required Monthly Tests (RMTs) is available here. As in 2020, all RMTs will originate from the State of Ohio’s Emergency Operations Center.
RMTs in even-number months will originate at 3:50 a.m. local time. RMTs in odd-numbered months will originate at 9:50 a.m. local time.