Emergency Management

The threat of catastrophic incidents, both natural and man-made, requires continuous attention from all levels of government, the private sector, non-governmental organizations, and the general public.  The Madison County Office of Emergency Management (OEM) works toward building collaboration, capacity, resiliency, and communication among these diverse groups. 

The role of emergency management is to bring all these parties together working toward our mission of Keeping People Safe.

The Madison County Office of Emergency Management provides training and operational support to Madison County's First Responder community, including Fire, EMS and Law Enforcement agencies.

We support citizen preparedness through training and provides guidance relating to preparing for disaster and how to be self-sufficient during an emergency.



Follow links on our page for more information on how to prepare your family, friends or business against loss from disasters.

Open burning requires planning, between home owners and fire officials.
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Overhead views of a 10 acre brush fire in the Town of Madison, Hamilton Fire District requiring the response of 11 Fire Departments, 3 ambulances, 2 NYS forest rangers, and two bulldozers to confine and extinguish over a period of six hours.  The fire was caused when a property owner initiated controlled  burn of  accumulated logging slash burned out of control when the wind speed increased in an area that was exceptionally dry.   Property owners should contact their NYS Forest Ranger, Local Fire Chief, or County Fire Coordinator before initiating any kind of open burning.

   2017 Office of Emergency Management Annual Report click here

Follow the links below to Summer Weather Preparedness:

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