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Ready Certify Emergency Management Certification Program 

The Ready Certify program is designed to assist local communities and organizations in developing and operating their own emergency management programs. While the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management is the primary emergency management agency (EMA) within the county, each city, village, township, and organization plays a critical role in planning for, mitigating, responding to, and recovering from emergencies or disasters.

Ready Certify is:

A voluntary program for cities, villages, townships, and organizations that provides objective evaluation of the participating entity’s emergency management program.

The core of the program is a set of performance standards that participating communities and organizations strive to comply with. The standards are based off of nationally recognized best practices and cover the various aspects of an effective local emergency management program, including organization, planning, equipping, training, and public information. Once leadership is confident that their community or organization meets the standards they submit their documentation to the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management (CCOEM) where the materials are reviewed. When compliance with the standards is verified, CCOEM will certify the applicant’s emergency management program.

For more information on the Ready Certify Program, click here: Ready Certify Program

Bay Village  Bedford Brecksville Brooklyn Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland Cleveland Heights Cleveland Metroparks Cleveland State University Cuyahoga Community College
Glenwillow Independence Mayfield Heights Mayfield Village Middleburg Heights
 Moreland Hills Notre Dame College Oakwood Village Olmsted Falls Olmsted Township
Pepper Pike Solon South Euclid Walton Hills Woodmere

Congratulations for your hard work and willingness to enhance your community's emergency management program!

Tri-C receives ReadyCertify Certification September 27, 2018

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Brecksville 18th Community to Complete ReadyCertify Emergency Certification Program

BRECKSVILLE, OHIO - On Tuesday September 4th, the City of Brecksville became the 18th community in Cuyahoga County to receive their ReadyCertify certification through the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management (CCOEM).


Pepper Pike becomes fifth community to be certified by county for emergency management standards

PEPPER PIKE, OHIO – The city begins the month of September – designated National Preparedness Month – as the fifth community in the county to receive certification by the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management.

The Ready Cuyahoga Emergency Management Certification program was launched in the fall of 2013 to align every community in the county on how emergencies are handled.


Solon receives Cuyahoga County preparedness recognition

SOLON, OHIO – Solon has become the sixth community in Cuyahoga County to be certified with the Cuyahoga County Ready Certified award.

Launched in fall 2013, the program is designed to assist communities in developing and operating their own emergency management programs.


Bay Village completes ReadyCertify program

BAY VILLAGE, OHIO — The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management recently recognized Bay Village for completing the county's ReadyCertify program.