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Emergency Coordinators

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.

Selected by the chief executive of his or her community, the Emergency Coordinator regularly receives correspondence from OEM including training announcements, emergency management updates, newsletter articles, and news releases.

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.

Although each community designates their own Emergency Coordinator, OEM prefers that each coordinator have some emergency management experience. Ideally, he or she will have completed the basic Incident Command System (ICS) online courses offered by FEMA (ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 700 and ICS 800).

Emergency Coordinators are:
  • The link between the County EOC and the various communities during emergencies.
  • The single point of contact between the community and the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management for routine announcements and information concerning training, outreach activities, exercises, and other items of professional interest or note.
  • Assigned by each community in Cuyahoga County.