The Fire and Rescue Division is responsible for ensuring the efficient deployment of firefighting resources and the overall coordination of the County's fire departments through administration of the New York State Fire Training Program.
The Division also provides County-level training programs and administration of the County Fire Mutual Aid Plan, which mobilizes resources across the state during major incidents. Dutchess County is frequently requested to assist with equipment and manpower for large-scale emergencies throughout the state such as ice storms, floods, and large-scale fires.
The Division is overseen by the County Fire Coordinator.
During major incidents, this division coordinates resources to be sent throughout New York State per the New York State Fire Mobilization and Mutual Aid Plan which Dutchess County is a participant of. Dutchess County is frequently requested to assist with equipment and manpower for large-scale emergencies that occur throughout our state, such as ice storms, floods, and large scale brush fires.
The members of the Fire and Rescue Division are all volunteers and are on call 24 hours a day 7 days a week.