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Joseph F. Williams
COMMISSIONER

John G. Jordan Sr.

DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

PO BOX 127
YAPHANK, NY
11980-0127
MAIN 631-852-4851
FAX   631-852-4861 
SCDFRES@SuffolkCountyny.gov
 

Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services


The Suffolk County Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES) is committed to serving both the 1.5 million residents of Suffolk County and the over 10,000 emergency responders who are dedicated to saving lives and protecting property.  FRES is organized into the following functional areas to best provide its services.  The Commissioner of FRES oversees all functions.

  •  The Fire Marshal’s Office (FMO) provides inspections and enforcement activities for building codes, fire investigations, public education, technical response assistance to the Fire and EMS Agencies within Suffolk County, staffing for various positions within the county’s incident command structure and support of emergency management operations.
  • The Fire Rescue Communications Section (COMMs) is an enhanced 911 facility which handles Fire and EMS calls, in addition to dispatching services for emergency response.  The staff must initially be certified by New York State as Emergency Medical Technicians and maintain national certification as Emergency Medical Dispatchers (EMD) and Emergency Fire Dispatchers (EFD).  The staff also operates the county’s Mobile Command Vehicles in conjunction with the FMO section.
  • The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) coordinates the county’s response to natural and man-made disasters.  OEM personnel are responsible for development of the Comprehensive All-Hazards Emergency Management Plan, the operation of the county’s Emergency Operation Center (EOC) and work with local, state, and federal officials in all aspects of shelter management, planning, resource management, and emergency response and recovery activities.  
  •  The Administration Section (ADMIN) provides clerical, human resource, grant management, and financial management coordination functions for the department.

In addition to these functional areas, the Department also has the responsibility for oversight and coordination of the operation and contractual responsibilities of the following:

  • The Fire Extinguisher Licensing Board (FELB) which, by law, oversees and regulates the servicing of portable fire extinguishers and automatic fire extinguishing systems throughout the county,
  • The Suffolk County Fire Academy (SCFA) which provides classroom instruction and field training for local fire departments throughout the county.  Courses range from basic firefighting to incident command, incident management and specialized training as needed.   
 

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The United States Small Business Administration (SBA) has declared the recent rainstorm event eligible for low cost loans available to affected citizens.

Click here to learn about low cost loans that are available to those who were affected by the recent rainstorm event.

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The Emergency Preparedness Registry has been established to collect information emergency responders will need to help locate and evacuate people with Special Needs or high risks during an emergency, especially when a family, caregiver or others are unable to help them.


Click here to learn about the Suffolk County Emergency Preparedness Registry

Click here to learn about the Suffolk County Emergency Preparedness Registry

Click here to learn about the Shelter and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool

Click here to go to the Shelter and Storm Surge Zone Mapping Tool web page

 

Click here to learn about Suffolk County Code Red Emergency Notifications

Or
Sign up to Receive Emergency Notifications from the Suffolk County Code Red Emergency Notification System
Click here to learn about Suffolk County Code Red Emergency Notifications

 

Click here to learn about the Suffolk County Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program

Click here to go to the Suffolk County Juvenile Firesetter Intervention Program web page

 

Suffolk County is updating its Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan.

This Plan enables participating jurisdictions to be eligible for federal grants to rebuild stronger and better after disasters have struck. Please visit the website for the current Plan at and provide your input and comments into the update process through on-line questionnaires. Click here to visit the Regional Effort Supporting Mitigation Planning on Natural Disasters Web site.

Click here to visit the RESPOND web site - Regional Effort Supporting Mitigation Planning on Natural Disasters

 County Officials Urge Residents to Create  SMART 911 Profile Providing Emergency Responders with Critical Information that Can Save Time and Lives 

Visit Smart 911 at: www.smart911.com
Click here to learn more about Smart911.

Click here to learn about the Smart 911 service

 

Introducing Suffolk County's New All Hazards Training Trailer

Click here to learn more abut the All Harzards Training Trailer Image

 

The PulsePoint mobile app alerts CPR-trained bystanders to someone nearby having a sudden cardiac arrest that may require CPR. Click here to learn more about Pulse Point.

Click here to Learn about the Pulse Point mobile App

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