ReadyEx is a comprehensive Tabletop Exercise (TTX) Program, developed by the Office of Emergency Management, to strengthen the emergency preparedness and resilience of groups within Cuyahoga County.

The program is designed for schools, healthcare providers, local governments, chemical facilities, and any other organization. ReadyEx provides all the materials necessary to plan and conduct a Tabletop Exercise. With ready-to-use templates and user guides, an agency can use ReadyEx to complete the exercise process entirely on their own or with support from our staff as needed. The program tests aspects of each audience's emergency plan by utilizing various hazard scenarios including Active Aggressor, Hazardous Material Incident, and Extreme Weather. A blank template is also available to create your own scenario.

If you would like to receive more information about ReadyEx, please contact our office at or 216-443-5700.


ReadyEx for Schools

ReadyEx for Schools is compliant with the Safer Schools initiative and Ohio Administrative Code (OAC) 3301-5-01 Requirements for the Emergency Management Plan and Test.


ReadyEx for Healthcare Providers

ReadyEx for Healthcare Providers is compliant with the CMS Preparedness Rule, 42 CFR Chapter IV. The materials are designed for facility-based providers. However, they can be modified to support home-health Tabletop Exercises (TTXs) as needed.

ReadyEx for Chemical Facilities

ReadyEx for Chemical Facilities is compliant with U.S. Department of Homeland Security Risk-Based Performance Standards as defined in 6 CFR §27.230 for CFATS facilities.