Emergency Preparedness

We encourage you to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in your home, business and communities. Here are important resources to help you and your family better prepare in case of an emergency or disaster.

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Seasonal Safety Reminders

What To Know

Residents are encouraged to be prepared for all types of severe weather by following these important safety procedures:

  • Know the Risk — Learn and understand the different types of weather hazards facing Franklin County.  Find the top hazards.
  • Know the Weather Terms — Know the difference between a watch and a warning. A tornado watch is issued when conditions are favorable for the development of a tornado in and close to the area. A tornado warning is issued when a tornado has been detected by radar or sighted by storm spotters.
  • Have a Plan — Develop and practice an emergency plan with your family and include your pets. Know how you will communicate and have a designated safe meeting place. 
  • Build a Kit — Build an emergency supply kit.  Be sure to include enough food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity for each member of your household to last for at least 72 hours.

Double the Awareness in Emergencies

What to Download to Prepare

To enhance citizen awareness during emergencies, Dublin residents are encouraged to sign up for the ALERT Franklin County mass notification warning system and Dublin’s Smart911 community notification system.

Dublin’s newest emergency communications tool, Smart911, provides localized alerts specific to Dublin. Smart911 enables residents to sign up for severe weather alerts that are automated and sent to registrants immediately after the National Weather Service issues a severe weather warning for the Dublin area. Residents can also opt-in to receive Dublin community announcements.

ALERT Franklin County enables officials to provide critical information directly to residents countywide via text message, phone and e-mail as emergencies happen. Individuals and businesses whose information is listed in the white and yellow pages are already included in the ALERT Franklin County system and will receive emergency notifications through landlines only.

Both systems are customizable so residents can choose what kind of community notifications they want to receive and how they would like to receive them.

Hazard Mitigation Plan

A Hazard Mitigation Plan is “the representation of the jurisdiction’s commitment to reduce risks from natural hazards, serving as a guide for decision makers as they commit resources to reducing the effects of natural hazards.” The mission of the Franklin County Hazard Mitigation Plan is to identify and reduce the vulnerability to hazards in order to protect the health, safety, quality of life, environment and economy of the communities within Franklin County.

Public Safety Partners

Emergency Management Agencies

Live in Delaware or Union counties? Franklin County Emergency Management and Homeland Security (FCEMHS) serves the entire City of Dublin.

American Red Cross

The Red Cross can help you prepare your family, your pets and your home for common emergencies and natural disasters. Get tips for preparedness steps you can take today, what to do in an emergency, and how to repair and rebuild afterward. Find the full list of 23 different emergencies.

Phone: 911

Non-Emergency Service
: 614.889.1112

Dublin Justice Center
Address: 6565 Commerce Parkway, Dublin, OH 43017
Phone: 614.410.4800 | Fax: 614.761.6535

Justice Center Hours: Open 24/7
Records Department Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Court Services
Phone: 614.410.4920 | Fax: 614.761.6598

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Public Records Request Overview

In order to support faster response and better tracking of requests, the City of Dublin uses JustFOIA to collect, respond to and manage public information requests.

Why JustFOIA?

JustFOIA is a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) online application that helps streamline the open records request process for the community and improve efficiencies in getting requested information quickly and accurately.

The application lets community members submit requests for all city records, including police reports. Commonly requested information includes accident reports, copies of resolutions and body-camera video.

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