Department of Public Safety is located at the County
Municipal center at 383 Broadway, Fort Edward, NY,
12828. The administration offices are open Monday
through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm.
Department has multiple different functions on separate
levels. A brief overview of each of the functions
of the Office is listed below.
operation is the 911 Communications Center.
Currently the 911 Communications Center is staffed 24
Hours a Day, 7 Days a week, 365 Days a year.
Currently the Center is overseen by the Director and
Assistant Director of Public Safety, as well as four
Supervising Communications Officers. The Center is
staffed by ten Full Time Communications Officers and six
Part-Time Communications Officers.
Center is responsible for all facets of dispatching for
Departments, 9 of which are in the State of Vermont, 9
EMS Agencies, 1 of which are in the State of Vermont,
and 8 Law Enforcement Agencies. The Center also
handles non-emergency communications for the Department
of Public Works, Social Services, Public Health, as well
as the county Sewer Agency.
Department's Administration is also responsible for
Emergency Management and Planning for such situations
from the County level down to the individual
municipalities. The Administration assists County
Administration as well as the leaders of the local Towns
& Villages, Schools and Businesses, also including the assorted Public Safety
agencies that have jurisdiction within Washington
County. Countless hours are spent planning and
organizing Emergency Management plans in the hopes they
are never necessary.
to the above areas, the Department also oversees the
County's Hazardous Materials Team. The Team
currently consists of assorted members from both Fire
and Emergency Medical Services Agencies from within
Washington County. The team is outfitted with the
necessary equipment to provide the tasks required by
their level(s) of certification. The team
currently utilizes a re-furbished rescue truck to
transport members of their team and their equipment to
Haz-Mat situations. The vehicle is identified as "Haz-Mat
1". The Haz-Mat team is under the immediate
direction of the Haz-Mat Coordinator.
The above is
just a quick overview of our Department and some of the
tasks we do. Please browse
through our site and read more about us.