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Office of the Fire Coordinator
The Schoharie County Fire Coordinator's Office is staffed by
a full-time Fire Coordinator, and a full-time office worker.
The geographical area of Schoharie County is 620 square miles which includes a population
of approximately 32,000 people. By dividing the County into four zones, the Fire Coordinator
is assisted in executing his duties by nine part-time Deputy Fire Coordinators. Two Deputies
for each of the zones; One Deputy responsible for each of the specialized teams.
The County Fire Coordinator administers the Schoharie County Mutual Aid Plan. The Fire
Coordinator's role is not that of an on-scene commander. It is to assist with and advise
the local fire officer in the response of the necessary resources to handle the given
situation. The Fire Coordinator administers the Schoharie County Fire Radio System in
conformance with the rules and regulations of the Federal Communications Commission and
the Schoharie County Fire Radio Procedures.
The County Fire Coordinator acts as the Regional Fire Administrator upon activation of
the New York State Fire Mobilization Plan, organizing local resources and advising the
New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control on utilization of those resources.
The Fire Coordinator acts as liaison for Schoharie County Fire Service, Board of Supervisors
and the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control.
The Fire Coordinator's Office also plans, coordinates, and implements training at the local
level with a curriculum developed by the New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control
(OFPC) to the hundreds of firefighters, other emergency response personnel in Schoharie
County. The Fire Coordinator is assisted in providing this OFPC Outreach Program by four
local New York State Certified Fire Instructors.