Lithium-Ion Battery Fire Safety
April 2023: DHSES staff host and coordinate the annual Canine Week event at the State Preparedness Training Center in Oriskany, during which more than 50 Explosive Detection Canine Handlers and...
The New York State Domestic Terrorism Prevention Unit (DTPU) attends the 2nd Annual Targeted Violence Prevention Symposium bringing together multidisciplinary stakeholder groups across New York State dedicated to preventing targeted...
July 2023: New York State Office of Emergency Management Director Matt Franklin joins OEM field staff in Hamilton County to survey recent flooding damage.
July 2023: State Office of Emergency Management and Disaster Recovery staff work with Hamilton County officials on damage assessments following flooding in the hard-hit communities of Blue Mountain Lake and...
New York State Office of Fire Prevention and Control's Fire Protection Specialist Tim Graves demonstrates decontamination procedures to Albany County firefighters as part of DHSES' statewide firefighter cancer prevention initiative.
NYS Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications staff take part in annual safety tower climbing training in Queensbury to prepare for routine equipment maintenance and potential emergencies.
Office of Fire Prevention and Control team practice ice rescue missions and ice safety protocols in the field.
Office of Fire Prevention and Control staff in Western New York on Christmas Eve 2022 conduct checks of stranded vehicles along the NYS Thruway in Erie County.
Office of Emergency Management field staff assist local and state partners at the FIS Ski Jumping World Cup in Lake Placid.
In July, Office of Fire Prevention and Control hosted the Swiftwater Technician Training course for members of the FDNY rescue units.
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.