Heartland READY

Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Mr. Jeremy J Barrett, President
Public Contact Name
Jeremy Barrett
Main Address

PO Box 4087
Omaha, NE 68104
United States

What We Do

Heartland READY was formed and incorporated in 2021 as a non-profit, 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization.

READY primarily works as an extension of local Emergency Management and National Weather Service. Its primary purpose is dedicated to public safety in all types of situations.  We also help with Heart Walk, Omaha Corporate Cup Run, Offutt Air Show, Corporate Cycling Challenge, various parades and many other events in a 40 mile radius.  Although many of these events are non-emergency, we are able to help those who have emergency needs by providing radio contact with the event coordinators.

Heartland READY is the home of the SKYWARN Weather Spotters who are “on-duty” 24 hours a day during severe weather season. Whenever severe weather is eminent for the area, the Spotter Network is activated by the National Weather Service through the Team’s Weather Officer. Within minutes of the initial call, the team is out and rolling to Watch-points throughout Douglas, Sarpy, and Saunders Counties. Spotters put their lives on the line each and every time they go out.

Interesting Info
  • Heartland READY has a Search and Rescue Unit ready to assist law enforcement agencies.
  • We have a wintertime 4×4 patrol, and a bicycle safety unit all within our organization.
  • There are more than 50 active members of Heartland READY who volunteer year around.
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