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Welcome to ReadyCuyahoga, the official website of the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management

Emergencies and disasters can happen at any time and any place. Even a small amount of planning and preparation can make a big difference.

Although public safety agencies are trained and equipped to provide assistance in the wake of disasters or emergencies, they are likely to be overwhelmed in the critical first hours after an event. It might be hours or days before safety forces can reach your location and provide assistance.

That is why the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) urge all Americans to take the following critical steps BEFORE an emergency or disaster strikes: Be Informed, Make A Plan, Build A Kit, and Get Involved. Click on the links below to learn more about preparing yourself, your families for emergencies, and the Whole Community for emergencies. 


Cuyahoga County COAD is an extension of the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (National VOAD) and the Ohio VOAD and will act in accordance with their values of:
  • Cooperation
  • Communication
  • Coordination
  • Collaboration

COAD members can include non-profit, community-based, and faith-based organizations; government agencies; educational or research institutions; businesses or private corporations; and foundations. For more information, and an assortment of volunteer opportunities, please visit the COAD portion of this website.


Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management:

9300 Quincy Ave, Floor 2;
Cleveland, OH 44106

Business Hours:
24/7 Line: 216-771-1363

Cuyahoga County Developed At-A-Glance Factsheets

Be Informed
Learn about the hazards we face and how you should respond
  Make a Plan
Learn how to make effective plans for responding to emergencies and communicating with family members
Build a Kit
Learn how to build a disaster supply kit for your home and other places
  Get Involved
Learn about opportunities to support community preparedness

red words Emergency Preparedness Guide with logos beneath

To help citizens prepare we have created an Emergency Preparedness Guide that includes information on preparing for emergencies. Click on the Guide to view the Emergency Preparedness Guide.

Emergency Preparedness can be a hard topic to talk about; especially when children are involved. The Federal Emergency Management Agency or FEMA developed “Preparedness with Pedro” to help make this conversation easier. For more information, head over to Ready.Gov or watch this video. Then if you want a copy you can either get an electronic copy here!






2021 Emergency Management Speaker Series

Presented by the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management


"The American Terrorist" by Dr. Terry Oroszi

Dr. Terry Oroszi is an associate professor and Vice Chair of the Pharmacology & Toxicology Department in the Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio. This presentation will discuss her research into identifying the attributes, patterns, and social circumstances that render individuals susceptible to radicalization.



The American Terrorist - Infographics.pdf

The American Terrorist - PPT Sldes.pdf

The American Terrorist - Video