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Dana Smith, Commissioner



Becoming a Firefighter

Contact your local fire department.  View our list of Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services Providers in Dutchess County for non-emergency contact information.

Becoming an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

To qualify for certification as a New York State Certified First Responder (CFR) or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), the applicant must meet certain requirements.  For more information, visit New York State Department of Health's General Requirements for Certification (.pdf)

Becoming a volunteer for the Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County

Visit our Medical Reserve Corps of Dutchess County web page to access information on volunteer training courses and registration forms (Community Volunteer Brochure (.pdf)).

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