Ohio is one of the first states to allow next of kin registration. Any holder of a Ohio driver’s license, commercial driver’s license, temporary permit or Ohio identification card now has the option of identifying a person to contact in the event the individual is involved in an accident is unable to respond. Up to two individuals may be identified and for those over 18 that person can be a relative, friend or co-worker. Those under 18 have to identify either a parent or guardian. Next of kin information can be submitted either on-line or at a BMV office.
Dayton Bar Association is offering Wills For Heroes. The programs provide free wills and other estate planning documents to first responders and their spouse or domestic partner. Qualified first responders include firefighters, police officers, paramedics, corrections and probation officers from federal, state, county, city and town departments and agencies.