September 2022  Ripley County EMA staff Randy Miller, Todd Schutte, and Rich Corkhum visit the National Weather Service office in Wilmington Ohio. The purpose of the visit was to discuss weather preparedness and to renew the “NWS StormReady” status for Ripley County which must be completed every 4 years.


July 2022 Ripley County 4H Fair


November 2021 Randy Miller, Ripley County EMA Director, Kurt Enneking with Ripley County Sheriff’s office, Jason Smith with Ripley County EMS, and Leah Hildebrand conduct safety training for county employees.


October 2021 Ripley County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) in conjunction with  Jefferson County and Switzerland County Emergency Management Agency and LEPC participated in contingency planning exercises and "tabletop" exercises which was designed to enhance skills for planning and managing an emergency response utilizing the incident command structure.



May 2021 The Ripley County EMA and the Ripley County Communications Center (RCCC) conducted a tabletop exercise to practice coordinating response and recovery efforts during a simulated disaster. Communication plans, policies, and procedures were accessed, communications equipment was tested, and the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) was activated.  


2016 INDOT Earthquake Exercise


November 2016 The Ripley County Community Foundation has awarded a grant of $3395.00 to Ripley County Emergency Management Agency for the purpose of programming local Law Enforcement 800 MHz radios.



Congratulations and "Many Thanks" to Mr. Joseph Wayne Peace, a RCEMA liaison and former Director, being a 2016 Ripley County IN. Bicentennial Torchbearer!


Ripley County EMA conducts outreach at the Ripley County Fair


May 2016 Southeastern Career Center Exercise


August 20, 2014 (SRO) Student Resource Officer Jeff Thielking (South Ripley), SRO Brent Casebolt (JAC-CEN-DEL) and Ripley County EMA Director J. Patrick Rose participated in the Virtual Tabletop Exercise (School Hostage Focus) conducted at the Regional Operations Center. The exercise was facilitated by the Emergency Management Institute, Maryland and involved multiple emergency operations centers from eight different states.


July 2014 Ripley County 4H Fair


State Representative Randy Frye - Chairmain of the Veterans and Safety Committee, J. Patrick Rose (RCEMA Director), Jeff Thielking (RCEMA Deputy Director), Ollie Craig (RCEMA Communication Officer - Admin Asst), Rich Corkhum (Weather)


RCEMA site visit to NWS Wilmington, OH. on July 17, 2014. Table top meeting/training in preparing Ripley County to be a "NWS StormReady County".



July 15, 2014: Western Shelter 50 Bed Mobile Hospital Training: Ripley County EMA in support of the Ripley County Health Department conducted mobile hospital training.


May 21, 2014 Storm damage on West County Road 900 South, Madison, Indiana

May 7, 2014 Point of Distribution (POD) Training

April 17 NIMS 700a class at Southeastern Career Center


12 April, 2014 Ripley County RACES and Ripley County EMA during the statewide RACES (amateur radio) Drill.

April 12 Ripley County Emergency Management Weather Station is connected to the Citizens Weather Observer Program (CWOP). The station number is EW4661/E4661.

2014 RCEMA Annual Training

February 20, 2014 Tornado in Osgood

EF-1 (Manufactured Home) estimated wind speed of 90 mph and EF-0 (Barn) Tornado estimated wind speed of 70 mph. Responding agencies were Napoleon Volunteer Fire Department, Ripley County Sheriff's Office and Ripley County EMA.

October 2013 Ripley County Annex Fire Drill


Ripley County LEPC representatives from Ripley County Sheriff Dept., Ripley County EMA & Ripley Co. Health Dept. along with Ripley MRC & Southeastern Career Center HOSA students attended the 20th Annual Ag Day on 10/2/2013 @ the Ripley County Fairgrounds. Third graders from all the schools in the county were invited to participate in the day long field trip that teaches them first hand important issues from ATV safety, importance of agriculture & personal Preparedness Tips including how to Shelter-In-Place. Ripley County FFA chapters form local schools sponsor this event.


October 1, 2013-EMA supporting the Ripley County Health Department's County Employee Flu Shot Clinic


September 2013-HOSA students from the Southeastern Indiana Career Center participated in 3 different trainings today for National Preparedness month.

Salvation Army Training September 2013


2013 Ripley County Fair


June29, 2013 passed out 27 All -Hazard Weather Radios to residents of Elrod. Pictured is Jeff Poole, Washington Township Trustee

Ripley County EMA Damage Assessment Exercise April 13, 2013

NOAA Weather Spotter Training March 4, 2013

Ripley County Youth Education Day October 3, 2012


Holton Recovery Bash August 11, 2012

Food Distribution August 3, 2012

Giving a presentation at the Medical Reserve Corp. National Conference

May 9, 2012 Incident Command Vehicle Drivers Training

Lt. Gov. Becky Skillman was in Holton Tuesday, March 13, 2012 assessing the damage with Ripley County EMA Director Patrick Rose.

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Pictures from the tornado that hit Holton, Indiana March 2, 2012


Ripley County Courthouse Continuity of Operations Emergency Tabletop Exercise

Hispanic Heritage Festival at Batesville, Indiana


Olean Road Wind Damage 09-04-2011

Miscellaneous Damage Pictures