Homeland Security and Emergency Services

New York State Disaster Preparedness Commission



New York State
Disaster Preparedness Commission


Dec. 16, 2020 - NYS Disaster Preparedness Commission Meeting

Comprised of the commissioners, directors or chairpersons of 30 State agencies and one volunteer organization - the American Red Cross - the responsibilities of the Disaster Preparedness Commission (DPC) include: the preparation of State disaster plans; the direction of State disaster operations and coordinating those with local government operations; and the coordination of federal, State and private recovery efforts.

New York State Executive Law, Article 2-B, enacted in 1978, shifted emphasis from Civil Defense to all-hazards preparedness activities and missions; created the Disaster Preparedness Commission; and assigned responsibility for off-site radiological emergency preparedness for commercial nuclear power plants.

DPC Member Agencies