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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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Winter Safety in Dutchess County

Plan ahead for winter safety! Being prepared for a winter emergency is as easy as one, two, three! Visit our comprehensive Winter Safety page.

Put a Freeze on Winter Fires

Home fires occur more in winter than in any other season. As you stay cozy and warm this winter season, be fire smart! Download these helpful winter fire safety tips (.pdf) 

Attention (Please Read):

New York State Burn Ban in Effect March 16 - May 14th 2018 (.pdf)

Users of CAD Incident Report System

Dutchess County EMS Task Force

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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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