Homeland Security and Emergency Services

SIEC - State Interoperable and Emergency Communication Board

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New York State County Law, Article 6-A, Section 326, created the State Interoperable and Emergency Communication Board (SIEC Board) within the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (pursuant to Chapter 56 of the Laws of 2010). Section 328 of the New York State County Law, charged this Board with the following duties:

  • Make recommendations to the Commissioner of the Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services on the expenditure of grants and other funding programs related to interoperable and emergency communications;
  • Make recommendations related to the development, coordination and implementation of policies, plans, standards, programs and services related to interoperable and emergency communications, including but not limited to ensuring compliance with federal mandates for interoperable communications and compatibility with the national incident management system;
  • Establish structures and guidelines to maintain interoperable communications planning and coordination at the statewide level;
  • Establish, promulgate and revise standards for the operation of public safety answering points; and
  • Establish guidelines regarding the creation of regionally based radio communications systems compatible with the structures and guidelines consistent with federal mandates and best practices. 

The 25 member Board is comprised of state agency heads, state legislative representatives, representatives of first responder organizations and experts in the field of interoperable and emergency communications. Members are appointed for a term of four years.

State Interoperable and Emergency Communication Board Membership

Chair

Michael Sprague - Director of the Office of Interoperable & Emergency Communications

Executive Appointees:

Total 7

6 filled

Appointment Date

Joseph Gerace
James Voutour
Brian LaFlure
William Bleyle
Michael Volk
Allen Turner

Chautauqua
Niagara
Warren
Onondaga
Westchester
Orleans

Sheriff
Sheriff
Director/Fire Coordinator
911 Commissioner
EMS Chief/Inter Ops Coord
Communications Coord

10/28/2010
11/2/2010
11/15/2010
11/15/2010
5/3/2013
8/3/2018

Senate Appointees:

Richard V. Tantalo
Richard Andersen
A. Wesley Jones

Total 5

Monroe
Suffolk
Chenango

3 filled/2 vacant

Law Enforcement
Retired Law Enforcement
Emergency Man.     

 

12/7/2014
8/3/2017
6/19/2018

Assembly Appointees:

Marianne Buttenschon
Kimberly L. Beaty
Dominic A. Dagostino
Anthony J. Tripp

Total 5

Oneida
Buffalo
Schenectady
Glen Cove

4 filled/1 vacant

Private Sector
Law Enforcement
Law Enforcement
Private Sector

 

8/3/2017
8/3/2017
5/14/2018
5/14/2018

State Agencies:

Total 7

Ex-Officio Members

Commissioner Roger L. Parrino, Sr
Commissioner Michael C. Green
Maj. Gen. Anthony German
Commissioner Paul Karas
Commissioner Howard Zucker, MD
Superintendent George Beach
Chief Information Officer Robert Samson

 

Division of Homeland Security & Emergency Services
Division of Criminal Justice Services
Division of Military and Naval Affairs
Department of Transportation
Department of Health
Division of State Police
NYS Office of Information Technology Services