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


Department of Homeland Security (DHS)

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

Ohio Emergency Management Agency (Ohio EMA) 

Emergency Management Association of Ohio (EMAO) 

National Weather Service (NWS) 

American Red Cross (ARC) 


Northeast Ohio Metropolitan Medical Response System (NEOMMRS)

City of Cleveland

Each municipality, village, and township in Cuyahoga County has identified an Emergency Coordinator to serve as the primary point of contact for emergency and routine administrative communications with our office. More importantly, during times of emergency OEM will work closely with all Emergency Coordinators to exchange critical information including alerts, warnings, requests for assistance, situation reports, weather updates, and damage assessment estimates (a requirement for potential reimbursement). The Emergency Coordinator is the link between the Office of Emergency Management and city, village, and township officials.

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  • Incident Management Team - An Incident Management Team (IMT) is a team of trained and qualified individuals used to fill in and help support an ongoing incident should they be requested. Imagine the bench of a sports team. Same concept; just in an incident scenario.
  • Credentialing, Assembling, and Typing Resources - One of the main responsibilities of the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) is to assemble and distribute resources in support of an incident. To that end, it is important for the EOC to know what resources it has and where they are. That is why we credential (make sure resources are up to FEMA standards), Assemble (or at least know where the resources are to distribute), and Type (sort the resources, and put like resources together for easy distribution).

Check out the Cuyahoga County Emergency Operations Center Information page.


What We Look For
After a disaster, County Damage Assessment Teams will be around to do just that...assess the damages. We tabulate these damages and send the data to the Ohio EMA. From there, if necessary, the data goes to FEMA. However, to attain Federal assistance the county needs to have sustained a certain dollar amount in damages. For the policies and current information, visit

Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management
9300 Quincy Ave, Floor 2
Cleveland, OH 44106
Business Hours: 216-443-5700
24/7 Line: 216-771-1363