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Open Access

Open Access was designed to provide county residents and visitors with a means to monitor governmental decision making and financial expenditures. The project for Government Transparency in Suffolk County was authorized in 2008 by the Suffolk County Legislature with the adoption of Resolution 964 .This website offers open access to information pertaining to County budgets, contracts, campaign contributions, member grant items, lobbyist efforts, local laws and other resolutions.

Joint Emergency Evacuation Program - JEEP

When a disaster strikes, shelter and transportation assistance is available to eligible disabled individuals who have no other way to evacuate their homes. In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, the Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Services (FRES) will coordinate assistance to eligible disabled residents. If you are at risk during emergency situations and require special planning, which may involve transportation and/or sheltering, the Joint Emergency Evacuation Plan (JEEP) may be of assistance.


The Suffolk County Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services has contracted with Emergency Communications Network to license its CodeRED high-speed notification system. Suffolk will use this system to contact Suffolk Residence in the event of an actual or impending emergency.

The CodeRED emergency notification system is an extremely high speed telephone communication service that can deliver customized pre-recorded emergency messages directly to Suffolk County homes and business at the proven capacity of millions of calls per day. Code Red also has high speed email and text messaging capability

AMBER Alerts

Statistics show that the first three hours after an abduction are the most critical in recovery efforts. By signing up for Wireless AMBER Alerts, you could play an integral role in the recovery of an abducted child.

Social Networks


What is Facebook?

FacebookFacebook is "giving people the power to share and make the world more open and connected." It is the world's largest social network, with more than 800 million active users, 50% of those log on and use Facebook daily. More than 350 million users access Facebook via their mobile device. It has been written in over 70 languages, and over 75% of users live outside of the United States.

Facebook users can stay in touch with their family and friends, recieve information and discounts from thier favorite companies, and get updates of important information from places like your local fire or police department. You can post pictures and video of your events, or look at the pictures and video posted by your friends.

Facebook is an excellent way to stay up to date with the latest department news from Suffolk County. Whether it's the latest Winter safety tips from the Department of Emergency Management, or the newest in independent movies for you and your family to watch with the Arts and Film Council, come see our pages.

What is Twitter?

TwitterTwitter is a social network and microblogging service. It's main appeal is its short messaging length of 140 characters or less, called 'Tweets'. The short messaging length makes communicating with family and friends quicker, easier and more frequent. Friends that receive those tweets are called 'Followers'. All of your messages are posted to your online profile for others to see, if you allow them to.

To use Twitter, you need a computer or mobile phone. To join, go to Twitter's signup page. Once you have an account, you can search for your family, friends, or any of Suffolk County's Twitter feeds.

An important facet of Twitter is the Retweet. Retweeting is reposting a tweet from someone else. Retweets are a usefull tool to spread information, like inclement weather or a change in location and time for an event. You may see retweets of important information from one of our department by a follower like the Office of Emergency Management, or the Department of Health. For more information on Retweets, go the the Twitter help page on Retweets.

What is YouTube?

YouTubeYouTube is a video-sharing website. It allows you to view videos, upload and share videos. You can watch music videos, television and movie clips. You can also watch amateur-created content such as video blogs, tutorials and amateur movies.

Companies like the British Broadcasting Channel, CBS, NBA, and VEVO use YouTube to give the public previews or samples of some of their programs.

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