Homeland Security and Emergency Services

NYS Mass Gathering Planning Guide

The NYS Mass Gathering Planning Guide provides preparedness and security options to consider when planning for a mass gathering event. It is intended as a framework to help inform planning and operational decisions, and not as a step by step list of instructions.

It is designed as a resource both for helping to plan new events and a guide to consider for reoccurring events, as it includes best practices and other considerations based on lessons learned from prior experience and the evolving threat environment.

The document was developed collaboratively by the New York State Emergency Management Association (NYSEMA), the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services, and the New York State Police.