Request OMORT

Requesting OMORT for Missions

If you need the assistance of the OMORT for an actual mission (either the full team or an individual module), the County Emergency Management Agency must request support through the State of Ohio Emergency Management Agency.  The Ohio EMA, as the Executive Agency for the OMORT, is the single authorizing authority for deployment of the team (ESF #8.) 

In the event the request does not constitute a state level declaration, but the counties can fund the employment of the teams assets, Ohio EMA still must authorize the deployment.

All costs to cover the deployment of team assets for missions are the responsibility of the requesting agency (either state or county.)  These costs include:

  • Subsistence (either contracted meals or per diem at $46 per day).
  • Lodging.
  • Round trip mileage portal to portal (home of record to mission and return).
  • Expendable items (equipment used during the mission).
  • Movement of the ground assets (fuel) to and from the mission site.
  • Note 1:  There are no personnel costs as team members are volunteers.
  • Note 2:  The requesting agency must also provide Bureau of Workers' Compensation and limited liability coverage for team members.

Requesting OMORT for Exercises

If you would like the OMORT to participate in a county or regional level exercise, contact Jack Smith, OMORT Program Manager, National Center for Medical Readiness, Wright State University, jack.smith@wright.edu.  All costs to cover the deployment of team assets for exercises (unless previously coordinated with NCMR and covered by other funding) are the responsibility of the requesting agency (either state or county.)  Therefore, it is important that participation is identified early and these costs are factored into the exercise budget.  These costs include:

  • Subsistence (either contracted meals or per diem at $46 per day).
  • Lodging.
  • Note 1:  There are no personnel costs as team members are volunteers.
  • Note 2:  Scheduling of exercises needs planned as far out as possible to ensure team availability.