The Department of Emergency Response’s mission is to assist the emergency first responders of Dutchess County and local municipalities to prepare and respond to emergencies in the community.
Guidance is provided through established protocols such as Dutchess County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Mutual Aid Plans.
The County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center provides a central communications center for EMS, fire and police.
Important storm related news and alerts
Each of us needs to “Be Prepared” in the event of an emergency. Dutchess County Government can help.
Smoke detector safety and cooking fire safety tips
Information to help you prepare for floods and hurricanes
The Office of Emergency Management encourages you to develop an emergency plan for your pets before a disaster or emergency occurs
An emergency can occur quickly and without warning. Have a plan and be prepared!