Ohio's Emergency Services and Public Entity Specialist

Welcome to Ohio Public Risk Insurance Agency dba VFIS of Ohio. OPRIA was established specifically to meet the unique insurance and risk management needs of Ohio’s Emergency Service Organizations and Public Entities. In 1984 we began VFIS of Ohio to become the premier Emergency Service provider in Ohio. A few years later we expanded and formed Ohio Public Risk Insurance Agency, to provide our services to the Public Entities of Ohio. We partnered with two of the country’s most recognized leaders in these classes:

VFIS and Glatfelter Public Entities (GPE)

Ohio Public Risk Insurance Agency is the VFIS Regional Director and serves as their exclusive sales, marketing, and distribution provider for the entire state of Ohio. VFIS is the country’s largest provider of insurance, education and consultation services to fire departments, ambulance, rescue squads, and 911 centers. In addition, Ohio Public Risk Insurance Agency is the exclusive wholesale broker in the state for Glatfelter Public Entities program. GPE is one of the Nation’s premier insurance programs, insuring Municipalities and Water Districts.

Services We Provide


OPRIA is the exclusive Regional Director for the State of Ohio for Glatfelter Public Entities and VFIS of Ohio.Read More »


Ohio Public Risk Insurance Agency, Inc. was formed in 1983 as a brokerage service for independent Insurance Agents in Ohio to provide products for fire and emergency medical service departments.Read More »


VFIS of Ohio has many tools and resources for our clients to take advantage of. Some of these resources are at no cost or very little cost to the insured.Read More »


Click here for after-hours emergency service where you may report claims directly to the carriers.Read More »