Emergency Management Agency

Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services


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Joseph F. Williams
COMMISSIONER

John G. Jordan Sr.
DEPUTY COMMISSIONER

Edward C. Schneyer
Director of the Office of Emergency Management
 
PO BOX 127
YAPHANK, NY
11980-0127
MAIN 631-852-4900
FAX 631-852-4922
SCDFRES@SuffolkCountyny.gov

Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan (CEMP)

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Office of Emergency Management

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.


Click on the images below to learn how to prepare for an emergency and about resources in Suffolk County to aid residents during an emergency.


Hurricanes: The Hazards and how to Prepare

Image of debris

Graphic labeled UNPREPARED IS UNPROTECTED go to Mitigation for Natural Disasters web page

Suffolk County Multi-Jurisdictional Debris Management Plan

      Mitigation for Natural Disasters

 Graphic for the Emergency Preparedness Registry - Help for those who may need assistance evacuating during an emergency- Go to the Emergency Preparedness Web page
Learn about the Emergency Preparedness Registry

 Graphic of a Family meeting -Make a Plan - Learn how to Plan for an Emergency

Learn how to Make an Emergency Plan

Graphic of a Tornado - go to Extreme Weather and Natural Disasters web page

    Extreme Weather & Natural    
 Disasters: The Risks and How to Prepare

Graphic of the Citizens Corps Logo - learn about volunteer opportunities- go to the Citizens Corps web page

Get Involved Volunteer

Graphic of a family around a table full of assorted items - Go to the Get a Kit web page

Build A Disaster Supply Kit

Graphic of a car traveling down a road in heavy rain - go to the Be Informed web page

Be Informed

Graphic of two people with a service dog - Go to the Emergency Preparedness for People with Special Needs web page

Emergency Preparedness for People with Special Needs

Graphic of a man walking in a building with rows of cots -Go to the Shelters web page

     Sheltering and Shelters in Suffolk County

Graphic of a map of Long Island - Go to Storm Surge Zone and Shelter Locator Mapping Tool Graphic of a highway with heavy traffic in one direction - Go to the Evacuation Guidelines web page
 Storm Surge Zone and Shelter Locator Mapping Tool  Evacuation Guidelines
Graphic of two older Americans smiling - go to the Emergency Preparedness for Seniors web page
Emergency Preparedness  for Seniors




Corporate Emergency Access System



Prepare for Winter Weather

How to Report an Emergency

For fire and medical emergencies, please dial 911. If you believe that you have been exposed to biological, chemical or radiological agent, or if you believe an intentional threat will occur please contact local emergency responders by calling 911. Dial "911" only for  life-threatening emergencies. Do not dial "911" for information.  Dial "852-COPS"  for non-emergency Police calls in Suffolk County.   

HOW TO GET MORE INFORMATION DURING AND AFTER AN EMERGENCY

To get more information during and after an emergency, listen to your local television and radio broadcasts. If needed, contact local authorities such as the police, emergency management office, or health department. Please do not call a 911 or other emergency telephone line unless you need assistance with an immediate physical or medical emergency. For a list of  emergency contact telephone numbers including 10 towns in Suffolk County, Utilities, County Agencies, Transportation and Emergency Management  please click on here: Telephone numbers and websites that can be useful in an emergency.

PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY EVENTS

Click here to view the: PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY EVENTS web page. The Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management will Provide Instructions and Information for Suffolk County Residents on this web page as needed during Significant Emergencies Events. 

Non-Emergency Contact Information:

You may want to report the situation to our county or state offices of emergency management or health departments. Their phone numbers are:

IF YOU ARE TOLD TO "SHELTER IN PLACE"
Go inside
Close all windows and doors
Turn off all ventilation systems
Turn on radio or television
Stay calm
Click here to learn more about Sheltering In Place.

IF YOU ARE TOLD TO RELOCATE/EVACUATE

Follow instructions:
Take your disaster supplies kit with you

Secure your home
Plan ahead - you may not be able to bring your pets with you. Click here to learn about caring for pets in an emergency.
Stay calm

Click here to learn more about Evacuation.

REMEMBER: BEFORE PROCEEDING TO A SHELTER, LISTEN TO YOUR LOCAL RADIO OR TV STATION FIRST.

In the event of an emergency, the media will be notified as to which shelter will open and what times.


Suffolk County Multi-Jurisdictional Debris Management Plan