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A Word From The Commissioner

Welcome to the Nassau County Office of Emergency Management webpage.  I invite you to read through the site and explore the assorted links in order to better prepare yourself and your family in the event of an emergency or disaster.  Additionally, feel free to learn about the efforts of County Executive Edward P. Mangano in conjunction with Nassau County OEM to assist Nassau County’s volunteer firefighters in obtaining a grant funded education through our SAFER Grant link.

The Nassau County Office of Emergency Management (OEM), through a revision of the Nassau County Charter in 2002 was duly established to coordinate the County’s efforts during natural, technological, and civil hazards that may affect our County.  OEM is responsible for the mitigation, planning/preparedness, response, and recovery efforts associated with such events.  Through many planning and preparedness initiatives, such as our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, the staff at OEM remains vigilant in preparing local and our County’s government along with the residents should a disaster occur.

Each resident has an important role in the County’s preparedness efforts.  By being prepared themselves, each resident has assisted OEM in helping to develop a more resilient County.  We encourage residents to assemble emergency go-kits, having a plan in place for themselves and their families, and being aware of others with special needs such as seniors or those with disabilities, in order to better prepare.

Utilizing our new state of the art facility and Emergency Operations Center (EOC) located in Bethpage, Nassau County OEM is ready to serve the residents of this great County in its time of need.

Craig J. Craft , Commissioner
Office of Emergency Management