The Wyoming County Office of Emergency Services (OES) is responsible for the overall planning and response coordination for emergencies in the county. The OES will ensure the county is prepared to respond to, and recover from, all natural and man-made emergencies for our citizens, employers and visitors. This is accomplished by:
- Administration and presentation of fire and EMS training programs to countywide emergency services personnel
- Comprehensive all hazards pre-disaster planning
- Pre-disaster mitigation planning
- Provide pre-disaster recovery information and assistance to the general public
Additionally, the OES coordinates trainings for fire and EMS through the New York State Department of Homeland Security and Emergency Services Office of Fire Prevention and Control, as well as the New York State Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Wyoming County Emergency Management Accreditation
Wyoming County received accreditation through the New York State Local Emergency Management Accreditation Program in May 2022.
The New York State Local Emergency Management Accreditation Program is a voluntary program that provides local emergency management offices in New York State a mechanism to evaluate and enhance the overall proficiency of their agency. Accreditation is a formal recognition that an office's policies and practices meet or exceed standards in all primary aspects of emergency management, to include preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation. It is expected that emergency management offices seeking accreditation will have an inclusive approach to emergency management, making efforts to engage "Whole Community" stakeholders, including government and non-government partners, and by considering the needs of those that may require specific considerations (e.g., the disabled, the elderly, etc.) during an emergency or disaster.
This Program also represents the strong collaboration and continued partnership between the New York State Emergency Management Association (NYSEMA) and the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES). NYSEMA and DHSES have worked cooperatively to develop this program with guidance and input from the emergency management community in New York State.
Wyoming County Office of Emergency Services is proud to be a National Weather Service Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador
The Weather-Ready Nation (WRN) Ambassador™ is an initiative of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), to strengthen partnerships with external organizations toward building community resilience in the face of increasing vulnerability to extreme weather and water events.
Building a Weather-Ready Nation™ requires more than government action alone. It requires innovative partnerships with other weather information providers (i.e., the Weather Enterprise), and with organizations across all segments of society for better community, business, and personal decision making.
WRN Ambassadors will serve as change agents and leaders in their community. They will inspire others to be better informed and prepared, thus helping to minimize, mitigate, or avoid the impacts of natural disasters.
“Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ and the Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador™ logo are trademarks of the U.S. Department of Commerce, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, used with permission.”
The mission of the Wyoming County Office of Emergency Services is to minimize loss of life and personal injury. Diminish any damage to property and the environment from disasters through comprehensive planning, training and coordination of responses to emergencies. This is accomplished through coordination with villages, towns, county, regional and private stakeholders.