Seneca County EMA Announces Cooling Centers Available for Residents During Extreme  Heat 

Seneca County, OH — June 12, 2024 — The Seneca County Emergency Management Agency  (EMA) urges all residents to take precautions as extreme heat is expected to affect the area next  Sunday 6/16/24 through Wednesday 6/19/24. In response to the forecasted high temperatures,  cooling centers will be available across Seneca County to ensure the safety and well-being of our  community.

If you or someone you know needs relief from the heat, please contact the dispatch center for  your jurisdiction for assistance in locating and accessing the nearest cooling center. The dispatch  center is operational 24/7 and can provide up-to-date information on available cooling facilities.

Contact Information for dispatch centers in Seneca County: 

  • The City of Tiffin: 419.447.2323 ext. 0
  • The City of Fostoria: 419.435.8573
  • Seneca County Sheriff’s Office: 419.447.3456 ext. 0

“Our priority is the safety and health of Seneca County residents. Extreme heat can pose serious  health risks, particularly to vulnerable populations such as the elderly, young children, and those  with pre-existing health conditions,” said John Spahr, Director of Seneca County EMA. “We  encourage everyone to take advantage of the cooling centers and to check on neighbors and  loved ones who may need assistance.”

Tips for Staying Safe During Extreme Heat: 

  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water.
  • Avoid strenuous activities during the hottest parts of the day.
  • Wear lightweight, loose-fitting clothing.
  • Never leave children or pets in vehicles.
  • Use fans and air conditioning to stay cool.

John Spahr, EMA Director 

126 Hopewell Ave., Tiffin, Ohio 44883 Office: 419-447-0266 x 6710 Fax: 419-448-5064

  • Seek shade or air-conditioned environments when outdoors.

The Seneca County EMA will continue to monitor the weather situation and provide updates as  necessary. We appreciate the cooperation of all residents in ensuring a safe and healthy  community.

About Seneca County EMA 

The Seneca County Emergency Management Agency is dedicated to coordinating emergency  preparedness, response, recovery, and mitigation efforts to protect the lives, property, and  environment of Seneca County residents.

For further inquiries, please contact: John Spahr


Seneca County Emergency Management Agency

Phone: 419.447.0266 ext. 6710