DHSES exists to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, & recover from man-made & natural disasters, threats, fires & other emergencies in NYS.
Created in 2010, DHSES and its four offices -- Counter Terrorism, Emergency Management, Fire Prevention and Control, and Interoperable and Emergency Communications -- provide leadership, coordination and support for efforts to prevent, protect against, prepare for, respond to, and recover from terrorism and other man-made and natural disasters, threats, fires and other emergencies.
The women and men of DHSES are dedicated to working closely on a daily basis with all levels of government, the private sector, and volunteer organizations to improve the readiness, response and recovery capabilities of communities throughout the Empire State.
Under Governor Andrew M. Cuomo's leadership, DHSES has taken great strides in enhancing the State's readiness and response capabilities. From terrorist threats to natural weather disasters, the demands for public health and safety continue to increase as they simultaneously become more complex. As we face these challenges, it is critical that we remain focused on strengthening our partnerships through increased communication and coordination.
This Facebook page provides daily awareness of emergency-related events and activities from throughout the State including State Fire alerts and bulletins, weather and travel, and State and national threat levels. It also provides easy access to reporting terrorism tips as part of the State's "See Something, Say Something" campaign and to the State's all-hazards alert and notification system, NY-Alert (www.nyalert.gov).
With continued knowledge and awareness, we ensure that our communities remain safe, secure and prepared.