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Dana Smith

Department of Emergency Response
392 Creek Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Voice (845) 486-2080   Fax (845) 486-3998
Business Hours: 9:00 A.M. - 4:30 P.M.

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Holiday Safety

Winter holidays are a time for families and friends to get together. But that also means a greater risk for fire. Following a few simple tips will ensure a happy and fire-safe holiday season. Read more about holiday safety (.pdf).

Tree Safety

As you deck the halls this holiday season, be fire smart. A small fire that spreads to a Christmas tree can grow large very quickly. Read more about tree safety this holiday season (.pdf).

Attention (Please Read)Users of CAD Incident Report System

Dutchess County EMS Task Force


News From State Fire ~
Administrators Remind New Yorkers to Install Carbon Monoxide Alarms (.pdf)

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To assist the Emergency First Responders of Dutchess County and local municipalities to prepare and respond to natural and man-made emergencies in their communities.    Emergency Response Mission Statement image

Guidance is provided through established protocols such as Dutchess County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and the Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Mutual Aid Plans.

The County’s 9-1-1 Emergency Communications Center provides a central communications center for EMS, Fire and Police.


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