About Us

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Mark Christie, EMA Director


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The mission of the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management (CCOEM) 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 establish the Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management as an accredited emergency management organization, widely recognized as the best emergency management agency in Ohio and one of the best in the Great Lakes Region.

CCOEM personnel are leaders in the field of emergency management and will be recognized for their professional competence, dedication, and willingness to assist other emergency management partners throughout Ohio.



CCOEM is organized into two sections, Operations and Planning. The Operations section supports the Emergency Operations Center, Damage Assessments, Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), and Exercises. The Planning section supports the County Emergency Operations plan, departmental emergency planning, as well as Training and Outreach with our partners.


Contact Us


Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday


Shared Email:
School Safety Plan Submissions
ReadyNotify Support
Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Emergency Services Advisory Board
Local Emergency Planning Committee


Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management
9300 Quincy Avenue - Floor 2
Cleveland, OH 44106



CCOEM Organizational Chart

CCOEM Administration

Mark Christie, EMA Director
Email: MChristie@CuyahogaCounty.gov
Phone: 216-443-5683


CCOEM Planning Section

Kevin Friis, Planning Manager
Phone: 216-348-4220
Serena Steele, Senior EM Specialist
Phone: 216-348-4392
Chris Minek, EM Specialist
Phone: 216-443-3765

Nichole Curry, Administrative Assistant
Email: NCurry@CuyahogaCounty.gov
Phone: 216-443-5684


CCOEM Operations Section

Bryan Kloss, Operations Manager
Phone: 216-348-3853
John O’Donnell, Hazmat Coordinator
Phone: 216-698-2357
Sara Lippi, EM Specialist
Phone: 216-443-8467
Sam Hudik, EM Specialist
Phone: 216-443-5894