Emergency Response:Emergency Management Division

Emergency Management

Emergency Response
Dana Smith, Commissioner



The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating Dutchess County's response to requests for emergency disaster assistance from municipalities throughout the county.  This assistance can include support to local incident commanders during emergencies, the use of the county's Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to manage assets and resources deployed in a large-scale disaster, and serves as a source for receiving assistance and support at the state and federal levels such as Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).


Additionally, OEM is responsible for the County's preparedness activities.  OEM works daily with local, state, federal and private sector partners in emergency management to plan and prepare for large-scale, multi-jurisdictional responses to all natural or man-made disasters.


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