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Community Emergency Response Team Classes

216.664.7171 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm - Send Email

Clevelanders are learning vital skills to help themselves, their fellow workers and their neighbors.

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Trained through the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, these residents are able to offer assistance in a disaster even before professional emergency crews arrive on the scene.

This twenty hour training and disaster simulation drill focus on:

  • disaster preparedness
  • fire safety
  • light search and rescue
  • disaster psychology
  • terrorism and CERT
  • disaster medical operations
CERT members are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking an active role in community emergency preparedness projects.  Attendees to this free program come from all walks of life, echoing the cultural, economical, and generational diversity of the city.

Cuyahoga County CERT       Ohio Citizen Corps CERT

Terrorism Awareness and Prevention (TAP) Classes

216.664.7171 - Weekdays 8 am to 5 pm

Key to protecting the community from terrorists is awareness. In addition to knowing what a terrorist incident is, it is important to understand the types of activity which necessitate police involvement. TAP presentations are free and available for groups including factories and other businesses, schools, block clubs, and community organizations.

Office of Emergency Management
205 West St. Clair Avenue, 5th Floor
Cleveland, Ohio 44113

P: 216.664.7171
F: 216.664.3940

Relay Service: 711
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Mission Statement


To leverage grants and technology, in an all-hazards approach, to assist the daily operations of public safety and help the City of Cleveland prevent, protect, respond, and recover from major events and crisis situations in an effort to minimize the impact on lives, property, and the economy.

– Office of Emergency Management