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Office of Emergency Management


9300 Quincy Avenue, 2nd Floor
Cleveland, OH 44106

The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to protect lives, property and the economy of Cuyahoga County through preparedness, planning, and effective response to natural disasters, man-made catastrophes, and emergencies.

To accomplish our mission we work closely with county departments, municipal public safety forces, government agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses, and the public.

The Office of Emergency Management is organized into two branches: Operations, Exercise, and Administration; and Planning, Information, and Training.  

For information about the Office of Emergency Management, contact us at: 216-443-5700 or by e-mail at

If you are an Emergency Coordinator, Police or Fire Chief, and need to contact the Office of Emergency Management after business hours, call CECOMS at 216-771-1363. 
The Ready Cuyahoga website provides information to help members of the public, businesses, and public safety organizations prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters.
  Ready Notify is the County's mass notification system. Click here to register to receive emergency alerts, County updates, or other important information by telephone, text, or e-mail.

Our Staff



 Mark Christie, Manager  216-443-5683
 Bryan Kloss, Emergency Management Supervisor, Operations  216-348-3853
 Kevin Friis; Emergency Management Supervisor, Planning  216-348-4220
 John O'Donnell, Hazmat Coordinator  216-698-2357
 Brooke Potts, Environmental Specialist  216-443-5894
 Serena Steele, Emergency Management Specialist  216-348-4392
 Mack Flinn, Emergency Management Specialist  216-443-5472
 Adam Griffith, Emergency Management Specialist  216-443-3744
 Erika Moran, Emergency Management Specialist  216-443-5904
 Nichole Duff, Secretary  216-443-5684