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Thursday, April 2, 11:00 AM

Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish along with Broadview Heights Mayor Samuel J. Alai and Cuyahoga County Councilman Michael J. Gallagher will host the ceremonial community groundbreaking for the new Cuyahoga County Emergency Operations Center.

The Cuyahoga County Emergency Operations Center (EOC) will be a new, state-of-the-art facility that will make it easier for multi-agency coordination and response. The EOC will include a robust communications center, allowing the County to extend its dispatch capabilities, as well as a large training center and a Special Operations Garage to house multi-jurisdictional public safety equipment and vehicles. Construction is expected to be completed in 2016.

WHAT: Community Groundbreaking of New Emergency Operations Center
WHO: Cuyahoga County Executive Armond Budish
Broadview Heights Mayor Samuel J. Alai
Cuyahoga County Councilman Michael J. Gallagher
Cuyahoga County Chief Community Safety and Protection Officer Frank Bova
Director of Public Safety George Taylor
Brandsetter Carroll Vice President Bruce Whitehead
Shook Construction Co. Project Manager Keri Ash
Public Safety Partner Agencies, City Officials, and other Community Leaders
Thursday April 2, 2015
11:00 a.m. – Ceremonial Community Groundbreaking
9543 Broadview Road
Broadview Heights, Ohio 44147

2015 FEMA Individual and Community Preparedness Award Now Accepting Applications

The 2015 Individual and Community Preparedness Award sponsored by the The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) are now accepting applications. The awards highlight innovative local practices and achievements by recognizing individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward making their communities safer, stronger, better prepared, and more resilient.

These awards are an opportunity to acknowledge the work an individual or organization has done to build a more resilient nation. More information about the awards is available at

To be considered for this year’s awards, all submissions must be received by April 10, 2015, at 11:59 P.M. EST and must feature program activities taking place between January 1, 2014, and April 10, 2015. Applications should be submitted to


The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management and the National Weather Service Cleveland Office will hold the 2015- SKYWARN Training on April 13, 2015 at the Mayfield Village Civic Center.  The 2-hour SKYWARN Training is FREE and open to the public. The SKYWARN training provides training for members of Fire and Police Departments, Citizen Corp, Emergency Management Officials, Amateur Radio Operators and weather-interested Citizens on weather spotting techniques. When completed, you will be enrolled in the SKYWARN program. Please refer to the flyer HERE for additional information.