OHIO TOTAL SOLAR ECLIPSE
On Monday, April 8, 2024, people within a 124-mile-wide band in the state of Ohio will experience a total solar eclipse. Areas in Ohio that are outside the path of totality will experience a partial eclipse.
A total solar eclipse is a rare and spectacular event. On average, one happens somewhere on the Earth only once every 1.5 years. Only 21 total solar eclipses have crossed the lower 48 states in the entire existence of the United States. The last total solar eclipse visible in Ohio was in 1806. The next total solar eclipse in Ohio will be in the year 2444.
Multi-agency planning between local, county, and state officials has been underway for over one year now. Has your agency been engaged in similar planning efforts? Are you and your first responders adequately prepared to meet the unique challenges that this event may cause in your area?
OAC Trauma Triage Rule Change:
Ohio law authorizes state agencies to adopt, amend, or rescind rules in accordance with Chapter 119. of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC).
Amended rules 4765-14-01 and 4765-14-02 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) were filed with the Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) on Aug. 29, 2022 and will become effective on Sept. 15, 2022.
The rules, from OAC Chapter 4765-14 (Trauma Triage), can be viewed using The Register of Ohio:
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