The North Olmsted Safety Department is proud to announce several new hires as well as promotions within the North Olmsted Police and Fire Departments.

North Olmsted Police Department                                          North Olmsted Fire Department

2013 Captain Ronald Cox - Promotion                                       2013 Chief Edward Schepp- New Hire                    

2013 Officer Arthur Ventura- New Hire                                       2014 Lieutenant Brian Shlapack- Promotion

2013 Officer Oliver Wolcott- New Hire                                        2014 Lieutenant Carl Schanz- Promotion

2013 Officer James Kaminski- New Hire                                    2014 Lieutenant Dave Boatman- Promotion

2014 Sergeant Eric Morgan- Promotion                                     2014 Lieutenant Matthew O'Donnell- Promotion

2014 Officer Joseph Ganelli- New Hire                                      2014 Lieutenant Matthew Peters- Promotion

2014 Officer Hasim Welch-Bey- New Hire                                 2014 Firefighter Keith Rush- New Hire

2014 Officer Sean Ventrice- New Hire                                       2014 Captain Timothy Gut- Promotion

                                                                                                   2015 Captain James Dunwoodie- Promotion

                                                                                                   2015 Lieutenant Adam Hudak- Promotion

                                                                                                   2015 Firefighter Shaun Kibler- New Hire

Ohio's Winter Safety Awareness

The Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management (CCOEM) would like to remind all residents to prepare their homes, schools, businesses and communities for the upcoming months of potential severe winter weather.  Snow and ice storms, flooding from rapid thaws, extended power outages caused by winter storms, and illnesses caused by hypothermia or influenza are more likely to occur during the winter months. 

Cuyahoga County residents can prepare for winter hazards by updating their preparedness kits; preparing emergency plans and contact lists; updating flood insurance policies, purchasing NOAA weather radios; investing in alternative heat source and generators; and wintering their vehicles.  To help ensure the community is prepared, CCOEM is providing winter preparedness fact sheets (below).  Additional preparedness tips and information can be found at ReadyCuyahoga at

Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management Fact Sheets


A Preparedness Resource From Cuyahoga County Office of Emergency Management  

ReadyNotify is a mass notification system used by Cuyahoga County and participating municipalities to issue emergency notifications to the public. It is similar to the communication systems schools use to notify parents of closure or other time-sensitive information.

You can expect to receive notification about:

  • Emergency Events
  • Water Boil Alerts
  • Cuyahoga County Government News
  • Safety Messages
  • Cuyahoga County Building Closures
  • Other Information

You can opt to receive messages by: email, cell phone, SMS/Text Messaging, Home Phone, FAX, and/or Work Phone

For more information on ReadyNotify or learn how to register CLICK HERE 

               BE A LIFE SAVER  

North Olmsted launches PulsePoint app to save lives by encouraging the public to start CPR!


The PulsePoint app improves community response to sudden cardiac arrest victims by notifying citizens bystanders that lifesaving cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is needed and the location of a nearby public automated external defibrillator (AED). Those within a half-mile radius who have download the app will receive a text message informing them of the incident as well as directions to the victim and nearby defibrillators. The app is activated by 911 dispatchers.




 Tips to Help Protect Against Mosquito Bites:

  • Apply an EPA-registered insect repellent before heading outside.
  • Wear long sleeves and pants outside from dawn to dusk, which is prime time for most mosquito activity.
  • Empty any standing water from bird baths, flower planters as well as toys and playground equipment outside the home to help prevent water from collecting. Mosquitoes only need a small amount of water – just a few inches – to breed.
  • Clean gutters and downspouts regularly or cover them with mesh to help prevent leaves and debris from collecting and holding water.
  •  Make sure screens around the home, both on windows and doors, fit tightly and have no holes to help keep mosquitoes from making their way into the house.
  • Eliminate standing water inside the home that may attract mosquitoes to spaces like kitchen sinks and pet bowls.