The Ronald J. Keddie Memorial Weekend at Montour Falls Training starts tomorrow at 6:00pm for Medium Structural Collapse Operations-Exterior Shoring and the EMS Special Situations Course! Believe it or not, the EMS Special Situations Course (which will be phenomenal) still has room for more students. If you are still interested, please contact the Office of Emergency Services at 753-4321 and let us know you want to be included this year! You will have to get a signed Chief’s Authorization letter, your registration all filled out and a check made out to “Chautauqua County Weekend” to take with you to the Fire Academy.
The Office of Emergency Services works closely with the entire emergency services community in Chautauqua County, serving the public and first responders alike.
The Office of Emergency Services supports each of the County's 42 fire departments. They also manage the Taylor Training Center in Jamestown and the Murphy Training Center in Dunkirk. This is where approximately 1800 firefighters annually receive training.
The County Fire/EMS Service is divided into 4 Fire Battalions where the North County (Battalion 1 & 2) and South County (Battalion 3 & 4) are each supported by a Deputy Fire Coordinator. Each Battalion is then assigned a Battalion Coordinator.
The Office partners with the Fire Service and Law Enforcement to provide specialized teams. These teams include: Hazardous Materials, Technical Rescue, Water Emergency, Chautauqua Area Search Team, Critical Incident Stress Management, Fire Investigation, Fire Police, RACES and the Citizens Emergency Response Team.
The Office of Emergency Services maintains a Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan to maximize a timely and effective response to major emergencies and disasters. In support of this preparedness the Office manages, operates and supports the Emergency Operations Center.