The Emergency Services Office was established initially with a staff of one and has evolved extensively over the past eighteen years to where it is today.
The Emergency Services Office has strived to fulfill its mission to improve the quality of the County's ability to prepare, respond, recover, and mitigate life changing events which affect its' nearly 50,000 residents.
These agencies provide supreme emergency services to over 1,446 square miles of mountains, valleys, and back roads, which isn't easy; but these men and women who give their time and talents truly care about their communities. The volunteers are valued and their service is vital. But it's not enough. Right now, there is a critical need for new volunteers to keep these services available.
Emergency services volunteers serve on call, and respond to emergencies such as motor vehicle crashes, fires, rescue operations, and a wide variety of medical situations including heart attacks, strokes, illness and injuries. Qualified emergency services members provide assessment of a medical situation, intervention, stabilization, and monitored transport to a medical facility. Their prompt response and intervention is often the difference between life and death. This is no small responsibility, and it's one that depends on a steady supply of committed volunteers.
For more information on how you may be able to make a difference, please contact your local fire department or emergency squad.
Currently, the office is charged with managing a multitude of tasks regarding emergency management. Some of the responsibilities include fire coordination, EMS coordination, NYS EMS course sponsorship, AHA Training Center, 911 oversight and policy development, county addressing program, and managing all aspects of the Delaware County Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan. The Delaware County Department of Emergency Services is proud to work hand in hand with all of the fire and emergency medical responders which call Delaware County home.