Welcome to the Office of Emergency Services (OES)
The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to protect lives, property
and the economy of Schoharie County through preparedness, planning, and effective
response to natural disasters, man-made catastrophes, and emergencies.
To accomplish our mission, we work closely with county departments, local municipal
officials, state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses
and the public.
The Office of Emergency Services is responsible for coordinating
the activities of all county agencies to protect the citizens,
businesses and visitors of the sixteen towns and six villages of
Schoharie County, as well as the infrastructure and environment,
from natural and man-made disasters and emergencies.
OES is headed by a Director who reports to the Schoharie County
Board of Supervisors, and is divided into four branches: Emergency
Management, Emergency Medical Service, Fire Services and Safety.
Each branch is lead by a Coordinator, and the office also has two
full time office workers.
We provide effective and professional assistance to other county
departments, local governments, voluntary organizations, and private
industry through a variety of emergency management, emergency medical
service, fire service and safety programs including hazard identification,
loss prevention, planning, training, operational response to emergency,
technical support and disaster recovery assistance.