What is CERT?
A Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) is a FEMA program used by municipalities all over the country to learn, practice and promote emergency preparedness and resiliency in their communities. CERT members are trained to safely respond to an emergency on the family, neighborhood and community level, and can provide assistance when first responders are unavailable.
What is ReadyNotify?
ReadyNotify is an emergency notification system used by Cuyahoga County and participating municipalities to issue notifications to the public.
The system is currently in the final stages of transitioning vendors. The new vendor is CodeRED, one of the top vendors within the Emergency Notification System market. The links on the County Web site point to the new system. If you have a current CodeRED account, please log on or register using the ReadyNotify County Website or the links below in our description of ReadyNotify.
***All system users are encouraged to re-register on the new system (CodeRed) to enable the new functionality including targeted weather alerts.***
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What is ReadyNotify?
ReadyNotify is a mass notification system used by the Olmsted Communities and other municipalities in Cuyahoga County. Its primary use is for emergency notifications, when rapid and accurate information is essential for your immediate safety.
What Type of Notifications Will I receive?
You can expect to receive notifications about:
- Emergency Events
- Cuyahoga County Government News
- Cuyahoga County Building Closures
- Water Boil Alerts
- Safety Messages
- Targeted Community Information (e.g. – Road Closures, Service Updates, Area Weather Alerts/Warnings, etc.)
What Type of Information is Required to Register?
Participation in ReadyNotify is voluntary though strongly suggested. The ReadyNotify system represents a valuable communication tool for both the town and its residents during emergency situations. A valid email and phone number will be needed to sign-up. During the registration process we will ask you to give us information about yourself such as your address, your primary language, and if you require any special assistance during an emergency event. Only information indicated with a star (*) is required. Click below to begin the registration process. For information about ReadyNotify click here.
How Will I Receive Messages?
When you sign-up in the system, you will also have the opportunity to choose how you want to receive messages. Messages can be delivered in the following ways:
- Cell Phone
- Home Phone
- Work Phone
- SMS/Text Messaging
- Mobile App: CodeRED Mobile Alert App (free download on Apple App Store or Google Play Store)
- TDD Transmission
Did you know?
Having redundant sources of emergency notifications on mobile devices will ensure you get the right message during an emergency.