Severe Weather Safety
The New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services - DHSES - works to protect New Yorkers, their property, and the State's economic well-being from natural and human-caused emergencies and disasters.
DHSES strives to improve readiness and response across the Empire State through planning, training and a multitude of programs and partnerships with government, private sector, and other organizations.
DHSES also coordinates response and recovery efforts of State agencies during emergencies and disasters in support of local government and its constituents.
The Cyber Incident Response Team (CIRT) works constantly to learn how to identify, anticipate and prevent threats and vulnerabilities across the State.
Office of Emergency Management staff monitor many types of potential weather-related threats across the State, such as ice jams during winter months.
Firefighter training occurs across the State daily in classrooms and in the field throughout the year.
The Critical Infrastructure Protection Unit works with State, federal, local, and the private sector to enhance the security of the State's most critical assets.