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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


CCOEM coordinates training opportunities for local officials and public safety agencies. Course schedules are developed to support NIMS training requirements as well as to address responder capability gaps. When appropriate, refresher courses are held to allow for the maintenance of certifications and expertise.

The countywide training program is described in detail in the Cuyahoga County Multi-Year Training and Exercise Program (MYTEP).

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Homeland Security Exercise and Evaluation Program 

The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management conducts a comprehensive program of exercises for first responders and emergency support agencies across the county and region.

We use a building block approach to design and conduct exercises to measure our emergency management capabilities: from seminars, workshops, tabletop exercises, drills, functional exercises, to full-scale exercises.

  • Seminars are overviews that familiarize participants with the details of our various emergency plans and their specific roles in executing those plans. 
  • Workshops are a type of seminar that is intended to develop a specific outcome or product. 
  • Tabletop Exercises are facilitated discussions of emergency situations. Participants describe in detail their responses to the situation presented in the exercise scenario. 
  • Drills are coordinated, supervised exercise activities that test a single specific operation or capability. 
  • Functional Exercises are fully-simulated interactive exercises that test the capability of an organization to respond to a simulated incident. 
  • Full-Scale Exercises evaluate the operational capabilities of emergency management systems of operational plans by simulating real-world activities as closely as possible, including the mobilization and response of emergency personnel, equipment, and resources.