The Department of Public Safety also operates an Emergency Management division, which oversees preparedness, response, and recovery operations in Erie County.
The Emergency Management division prepares for all manner of emergencies, including weather-related incidents; hazardous materials spills; or terrorism or security situations.
Part of the Emergency Management operations includes educating the public about how they should prepare for emergencies in their own homes. For example, citizens should prepare disaster or emergency supply kits for their homes and vehicles, and they should make plans for family members with disabilities in the event of an emergency.
Public Safety’s Emergency Management division also oversees operations involving specialized Erie County volunteer groups, including the Hazardous Materials Response Team, the Community Emergency Response Team and the Animal Response Team.
Did you know? Hundreds of volunteers are part of the specialized volunteer groups that work with Public Safety’s Emergency Management division.