Fire & Emergency Management

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The Office of Fire and Emergency Management serves as a liaison for the County during any emergency or disaster. The staff act as facilitators of training for first responders and emergency workers, and provides emergency response information during an emergency for municipalities and their residents. The staff is responsible for the full cycle of emergency planning, including preparedness, prevention, response, mitigation and recovery from disasters and the damage they can cause.

The office administers various federal and state grants to support emergency preparedness and response.

In addition, the staff serves as the following:

  • Fire Coordinator's Office for the County, helping to organize and train all fire departments within our borders;
  • Administration for the 911 Emergency Communications Center
  • As the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) Coordination Office
  • Safety Coordinator's Office responsible for the Occupational Health and Safety of all County employees and visitors to County facilities

For Neighborhood Emergency Preparedness resources visit the Get Emergency Prepared website.


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Download Our App

The Office of Emergency Management has created the Chemung County, NY Emergency Alert/Prepare mobile application. New York Emergency Alert/Prepare mobile application to help our citizens be better prepared, and to have all the information they need during an emergency or disaster. Some of the links available in this app are: emergency alerts, local traffic and weather information and warnings, social media contacts, and preparedness information that will guide you to measures you can take now to be ready if disaster strikes. 

By empowering our residents and business communities through technology, Chemung County Emergency Management can aid in citizen preparedness by sharing tips and preparedness/prevention measures, and can gain better situational awareness during an emergency from people who are being affected, as the situation is evolving, when they use this app to report what they are seeing and experiencing. 

This app is not meant to be used to report emergency situations. If you experience an emergency please dial 911, or you can now text 911.