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Emergency Response
Dana Smith, Commissioner



This division serves as a liaison between all EMS agencies and hospitals in Dutchess County and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut, as well as the County and NYS Health Departments.

The division provides coordination of EMS training and updating rescue squads on new legislation that affect their operation and level of service that they provide. Members of this division assist local rescue squads and ambulance agencies at large scale disasters and emergencies and coordinate the County’s Multiple Casualty Incident Plan. When the NYS Fire Mobilization and Mutual Aid Plan is activated, they coordinate EMS resources from Dutchess County to be sent to assist and help our neighbors throughout NYS.

This division is on call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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