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Sandy Wintermute, Director

(740) 385-3000

Logan Police

The Chief of Police for the City of Logan is Jerry Mellinger. Visit the Police web site by clicking the above link.

Logan Fire Department

The Chief for Logan Fire is Chris Maley. Visit the Logan Fire web site by clicking the above link.

Hocking Sheriff's Office

Visit Sheriff Lanny North's web site. The Sheriff's site has links to many sites of interests and it also has a complete list of sex offenders.

Hocking County EMS

Hocking County Emergency Medical Service employs 24 full-time Paramedics, and 25 part-time members made up of Paramedics, Intermediates and EMTs. HCEMS currently operates three stations to cover its 424 miles of territory, which includes popular tourist destination Hocking Hills State Park and the Wayne National Forrest ATV Trail System.


MedFlight is a not-for-profit, CAMTS accredited air and ground critical care transportation company based in Columbus, Ohio that completes nearly 7,000 critical care transports by helicopter and Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU) each year.

Air Evac

Air Evac, Inc. utilizes a team approach with a crew configuration of a registered nurse, and a paramedic both trained in advanced critical care procedures.

Tornado Siren Instructions

Hocking County Tornado Instructions

Spring Severe Weather Awareness Week: March
Statewide Tornado Drill: 

Peak tornado season in Ohio is considered to be April through July.  During these months in Hocking Co. we will test the tornado sirens every Wednesday at noon for a duration of 30 seconds.  If severe weather is forecast, or is observed in the area, the weekly test will be postponed until the next weekly noon test to avoid confusion.

In the off months of tornado season Hocking Co. will test the tornado sirens on the first Wednesday of each month for working order at noon.

Tornado sirens have been installed to alert citizens of Logan and Hocking Co. who may be outdoors during the time a tornado warning is issued by the National Weather Service.  The sirens are not intended to alert people indoors during a warning.  It is highly recommended that each residence, business, school and church purchase weather alert radios that are automatically activated during severe weather occurrences.

If the National Weather Service issues a tornado warning for Hocking Co., the sirens will sound continuously for 3 minutes.  The sirens will then silence for 7 minutes and again sound for 3 minutes.  This cycle will continue throughout the warning period.  When the warning has expired or has been canceled, the sirens will silence.