Office of Emergency Services

Michael Hartzel, OES Director
Office Phone: 518-295-2276
Cell Phone: 518-703-0746

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to protect lives, property and the economy of Schoharie County through preparedness, planning, and effective response to natural disasters, man-made catastrophes, and emergencies.

To accomplish our mission, we work closely with county departments, local municipal officials, state and federal agencies, non-governmental organizations, businesses and the public.

About OES:

The Office of Emergency Services is responsible for coordinating the activities of all county agencies to protect the citizens, businesses and visitors of the sixteen towns and six villages of Schoharie County, as well as the infrastructure and environment, from natural and man-made disasters and emergencies.

OES is headed by a Director who reports to the Schoharie County Board of Supervisors, and is divided into four branches: Emergency Management, Emergency Medical Service, Fire Services and Safety. Each branch is lead by a Coordinator, and the office also has two full time office workers.

We provide effective and professional assistance to other county departments, local governments, voluntary organizations, and private industry through a variety of emergency management, emergency medical service, fire service and safety programs including hazard identification, loss prevention, planning, training, operational response to emergency, technical support and disaster recovery assistance.