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Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services

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Joseph F. Williams

John G. Jordan Sr.

Edward C. Schneyer
Director of the Office of Emergency Management
PO BOX 127
MAIN 631-852-4900
FAX 631-852-4922

How to Stay Informed:

Suffolk County Code Red Emergency Notifications

Sign Up for to Receive Emergency Notifications from the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management's Code Red System. Click here to learn more.

Get Code Red on your Smart Phone. Click here to learn more

PUBLIC INFORMATION FOR EMERGENCY EVENTS. 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. Click here to learn more.

The National Terrorism Advisory System, or NTAS, replaces the color-coded Homeland Security Advisory System (HSAS). This system will more effectively communicate information about terrorist threats by providing timely, detailed information to the public, government agencies, first responders, airports and other transportation hubs, and the private sector.

It recognizes that Americans all share responsibility for the nation's security, and should always be aware of the heightened risk of terrorist attack in the United States and what they should do.

Emergency Alert System (EAS)
The Emergency Alert System (EAS) is a national public warning system that requires TV and radio broadcasters, cable television systems, wireless cable systems, satellite digital audio radio service (SDARS) providers, direct broadcast satellite (DBS) service providers and wireline video service providers to offer to the President the communications capability to address the American public during a national emergency. The system also may be used by state and local authorities to deliver important emergency information such as AMBER (missing children) alerts and emergency weather information targeted to a specific area.

NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards 
The National Weather Service (NWS) continuously broadcasts warning, watches, forecasts and non-weather related hazard information from a nearby National Weather Service office to specially configured NOAA weather radio receivers. Learn more about the  National Weather Radio and consider purchasing a NOAA weather radio receiver.
 Click here to learn more.

National Weather Service
National Hurricane Center

National Weather Service Upton NY

Mobile: Offering critical hurricane advisories and marine forecasts, the mobile format of National Hurricane Center's website is best suited for those users with SmartPhones, PDAs, or other modern cell phones capable of displaying basic HTML web pages. A selection of satellite imagery with zoom capability is also offered. These mobile pages can be directly accessed at:

Additional Ways to Stay Informed from the National Weather Service:

National Hurricane Center Advisories in Alternate Formats (mobile, RSS, email, etc.) Email Subscriptions

US National Weather Service New York NY on Facebook

Automated Climate Data, Local Forecasts, Marine Forecasts & Tide Reports are also available 24 hours a day from your local NWS Office at 631-924-0517.

New York State Office of Emergency Management   
New York State Office of Emergency Management

NY Alert

New York State’s All--Hazards Alert and Notification System. Click here to learn more.

Social Media

The Suffolk County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services uses a Facebook and Twitter page to provide fire safety and emergency preparedness information for Suffolk residents. During an emergency the Suffolk County Office of Emergency Management will provide information and/or instructions for Suffolk Residents on these Facebook and Twitter pages as needed.  Please note that emergency information and instructions will distributed to residents via radio, television, Code Red and the county web page in addition to these Facebook and Twitter pages.

Feeds from the Suffolk Fire Rescue and Emergency Services Facebook and Twitter pages are shown below. We encourage Suffolk residents to follow these pages.


Emergency Notifications Suffolk Code Red

NY ALERT NOAA Weather Radio

Suffolk County Government

U.S. Coast Guard Maritime Security (MARSEC) Levels

The Coast Guard employs a three-tiered system of Maritime Security (MARSEC) Levels designed to easily communicate to the Coast Guard and our maritime industry partners pre-planned scalable responses for credible threats. If the Secretary of Homeland Security issues an NTAS Alert, the Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard will adjust MARSEC Level, if appropriate, based on the commensurate risk, any maritime nexus, and/or Commandant consultation with the Secretary of Homeland Security.

MARSEC Levels are set to reflect the prevailing threat environment to the marine elements of the national transportation system, including ports, vessels, facilities, and critical assets and infrastructure located on or adjacent to waters subject to the jurisdiction of the U.S. MARSEC Levels apply to vessels, Coast Guard-regulated facilities inside the U.S., and to the Coast Guard.

MARSEC Level 1 means the level for which minimum appropriate security measures shall be maintained at all times.

MARSEC Level 2 means the level for which appropriate additional protective security measures shall be maintained for a period of time as a result of heightened risk of a transportation security incident.

MARSEC Level 3 means the level for which further specific protective security measures shall be maintained for a limited period of time when a transportation security incident is probable, imminent, or has occurred, although it may not be possible to identify the specific target.

MARSEC Level 1 generally applies in the absence of an NTAS Alert or when the Commandant determines that the Alert is not applicable to the Marine Transportation System. If an NTAS Alert is applicable, the Commandant will consider a MARSEC Level change for the maritime industry, Coast Guard, or both.