Emergency Services

Department of Emergency Services

The Department of Emergency Services (DES) plays a critical role in keeping Westchester safe. As a part of its complex activities, the department helps local communities by assisting in the coordination of emergency management efforts, providing support with specialized emergency apparatus and other equipment, and offering extensive training opportunities for firefighters, EMT's and other first responders.


comOpsNational Telecommunicators Week

The Week of April 13-19 is National Telecommunicators Week. Join the Department of Emergency Services in honoring the men and women who answer the 911 calls at the Public Safety Answering Point and Dispatch Centers in the County.  Learn more

SevereWeatherHurricane Evacuation Zone Finder
Do you live in a hurricane evacuation zone?

Use the Westchester Hurricane Evacuation Zone Finder, to find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone. Learn more

IndianPointDo you live within 10-miles of Indian Point?
Westchester residents can now use a mapping application to find out if they live within 10-miles of Indian Point.Learn more
commandNew Chiefs Information
The Department of Emergency Services (DES) offers a variety of services to Emergency Service Agency Officers.  These services include Haz Mat Team, Tech Rescue Team, Cause and Origin, Emergency Management and Communications.  Learn more