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Emergency Response

The Department of Emergency Response’s mission is to assist the emergency first responders and local municipalities of Dutchess County in preparing for and responding 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 agencies.

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