PortageOhio Prepares

A Program sponsored by
Portage County Commissioners
On Facebook at
Portage Prepares
and Twitter @PortagePrep
And through the
Portage County Emergency
Management App

Available at the iPhone Store
and Google+ for Androids

Portage Prepares' mission is to be a preparedness education program for the citizens of Portage County to help them know how to prepare for and survive the challenges of major weather events, disasters, health emergencies and other types of incidents while being a resource for learning to thrive and recover from disaster.

The information will be applicable to residents of these Ohio communities: Aurora, Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, Garrettsville, Mantua, Hiram and Windham and the townships of Mantua, Hiram, Nelson, Franklin, Shalersville, Freedom, Ravenna, Charlestown, Windham, Brimfield, Rootstown, Edinburg, Paris, Suffield, Randolph, Atwater and Deerfield.

The program is anchored by a dynamic web page where citizens can find links to local, state and national resources for preparedness. The page on the Portage County government website also provides education that citizens will find valuable when making plans for staying safe when a storm hits or there is a health emergency. Portage Prepares is a program under the auspices of Portage County Board of Commissioners and the Portage County Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management and its Advisory Committee. The Advisory Committee is a coalition of government and community organizations and institutions sharing resources, expertise and advising the county Board of Commissioners on the direction for the county’s Emergency Management System.

Portage Prepares objectives are:

  • To educate Portage County citizens about how to prepare for the challenges of major weather events, disasters, health emergencies and other types of incidents.
  • To provide a long-term, county-wide resource for education about preparing for disasters, serious incidents, weather-related problems and health emergencies. 
  • To prepare citizens to be self-sufficient for the first 72 hours of an emergency and/or disaster. 
  • To motivate Portage County citizens so they can on their own reduce risks of injury or illness in the event of disasters, serious incidents and health emergencies.
  • To sustain and expand the resource to provide important information before, during and after a disaster, serious incident, weather-related problems, health emergencies or other types of incidents.

Facebook Link to Portage Prepares   Twitter Link to Portage Prepares Link to Portage Prepares YouTube Channe;


Copyright 2013


Staff Contacts

Name Title Phone
Ryan Shackelford Emergency Management Director 330-297-3607