Emergency Management Branch
Colleen M. Flynn, Emergency Management Coordinator
The Emergency Management Branch is responsible for the coordination of the County’s efforts to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergency or disaster situations. The Branch is responsible for conducting hazard analysis identification, planning, training, technical support and disaster recovery assistance.
The Branch is responsible for the County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, as well as coordination and organization of all plans relating to emergency and/or disaster within the county, such as School Plans, Dam Emergency Operations Plans, Town/Village Emergency Operations Plans, Continuity of Operations and Continuity of Government Plans (COOP/COG), and several Public Health Plans.
The Branch coordinates services between the various departments and community agencies involved in emergency management to work together to provide a comprehensive solution to the issues affecting the safety of the county.
Emergency Management is also responsible for Public Education and Outreach, and works with various media, community groups and agencies to accomplish this.
Emergency Operations Center
The Schoharie County EOC is located in the Office of Emergency Services 2783 State Route 7, Cobleskill, NY 12043.
An emergency operations center(EOC) is a central command and control facility responsible for carrying out emergency or disaster management functions at a strategic level during an emergency, and ensuring the continuity of operation of Schoharie County and its towns and villages.
The purpose of the EOC is to support field operations by obtaining and providing resources, maintaining up-to-date information, coordinating activities, providing information to the public, and to bring chief decision-makers together to coordinate their response to a disaster. History has shown that effective, well-coordinated response to disaster situations are conducted best when all decision makers and emergency service chiefs are located in one place.