Union County Emergency Management Agency has put together a Farm Emergency Plan template to help families have a plan in place on their farms in the event of an accident or emergency.

DISCLAIMER: This Farm Emergency Plan Template has been prepared to serve as an aid for developing plans to avoid or reduce adverse consequences that might otherwise occur for farmers in the event of disaster.

Union County, Ohio cannot ensure that by following this template a farmer can avoid bodily injury or property damage. Therefore, we make no warranty, expressed or implied, nor assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, product or process disclosed and assume no liability for any injury, death, or property damage which may occur in connection with any disaster.

The provisions of this guide should be applicable to all Union County agricultural entities. A member of the Union County Emergency Management Agency is available to answer any questions or meet with you to assist with the writing of your plan.

It is preferable that your plan remains in this order, but it is not required if that does not work for you.

Step 1: Keep copies of your plan in both hard and digital formats

Step 2: If you wish, UCEMA is happy to review your plan.

Step 3: UCEMA would like to know what equipment that might be available during an emergency (especially heavy equipment). Please send a listing of any equipment that you would be willing to assist the county during an emergency to [email protected].

Step 4: Set a date for an annual or bi-annual review of your plan.

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