Emergency Response:EMS


Emergency Response
Dana Smith, Commissioner



We serve as a liaison between EMS agencies and hospitals in Dutchess County and Sharon Hospital in Connecticut.  Some of what we are responsible for includes:


  • Assist in coordinating mutual aid during large scale incidents and are available to lend on-scene support with incident command when necessary. 
  • Coordinates, updates, and educates rescue squads on new legislation that affect their operation and level of service.
  • Assist local rescue squads and ambulance agencies at large scale disasters and emergencies.
  • Coordinate the County’s Multiple Casualty Incident Plan.
  • When the NYS Fire Mobilization and Mutual Aid Plan is activated, we coordinate EMS resources from Dutchess County to be sent to assist and help our neighbors throughout New York State.


Go to top of page