Emergency Management is the concept of developing an emergency response plan that will allow a quick recovery from a major disaster (in the City of Cuyahoga Falls) regardless of the cause. The Emergency Management System is founded in the Federal Defense Act of 1950, which created our nation’s Civil Defense System. The Ohio system is based in Ohio Revised Code 5502, which provides for state and county emergency management agencies.
The City of Cuyahoga Falls has been working on preparing the city for a disaster for many years, planning for natural and man-made disasters. Disasters necessitate a sudden escalation for response and resources in a community. Organization of resources and personnel is needed to counteract the confusion that can occur in a disaster. Planning and preparedness for a local disaster requires the community to coordinate its resources to provide an integrated emergency response system.
The Cuyahoga Falls Emergency Operations Plan is a statement of policy concerning response to a community disaster. It assigns tasks and responsibilities to various city departments. It specifies their roles during an emergency or disaster situation. The Cuyahoga Falls Emergency Operations Plan is mindful of Summit County and Ohio’s emergency operations plans to ensure a smooth transition should a disaster-level emergency escalate beyond our boundaries or capabilities.
The Cuyahoga Falls Emergency Management Committee is dedicated to preparing the city for any type of disaster. We are informing the public and our employees of the varied methods we will use to prevent or recover from a disaster. If you need information or have any questions, contact CFFD at 330-971-8400.