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Ohio Department of Public Safety News in 90


October 20, 2014


This is your News in :90.

While it may be the first time most of the public has thought about Ebola and Ohio, the Ohio Department of Health has been working since summer to make sure those on the frontlines have the information and resources they need. On October 14, officials conducted a preparedness seminar and a tabletop exercise with healthcare partners to test the response to a hypothetical positive case.

Ohio has a strong system of public health authorities at the county and city level, as well as a high-quality network of health care providers, all with experience dealing with infectious diseases and the resources and training to prepare for and respond to any serious outbreak.

To learn more about Ebola, visit the Ohio Department of Health’s Web site.

Everyone, everywhere, should know how to protect themselves in an earthquake, no matter where you live. At 10:16 on 10-16, Ohio Emergency Management Agency participated in the 4th Annual Great Central US ShakeOut Earthquake Drill, which provided an opportunity to practice how to be safer during earthquakes

October is also National Cyber Security Awareness Month and Ohio Homeland Security is joining partners across the country to highlight the importance of cybersecurity and online safety. Check Homeland Security’s Facebook page for tips on how to keep you, your identity, and your information safe online.

Finally, let’s see what you’re saying on DPS social media! Jessica Morgan commented on Ohio State Highway Patrol’s Facebook page in response to the 156 academy class graduation saying “Congrats 156! Best wishes and thank you for keeping our highways safe!” Thanks Jessica! We always appreciate your feedback! Be sure to check out all DPS divisions on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram!

Coming up next week Director Born speaks at the annual Crimestoppers Brunch. That story and more, on next week’s News in :90!