Director:
Steven Santa Maria

Emergency Management Assistant:
Beth Whitman-Putnam

Office Hours:
Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Address: 
County Services Complex:
2714 State HWY 29
Johnstown, NY 12095

Line One:
(518) 736-5858

Line Two:
(518) 736-5661

Fax:
(518) 762-4938

After Hours Emergency: 
(518) 736-2100

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Our mission is to provide the residents of, and visitors to, Fulton County with the assistance and services necessary for Preparedness, Response, Recovery and Mitigation from natural and man- made disasters. This mission is accomplished with the help of an Emergency Management Assistant and 8 Volunteer Deputy Fire and Emergency Management Coordinators.

The office is responsible for the development and updating of the County’s Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan and all annexes, The County’s Fire Mutual Aid and Mobilization Plan, The Hazardous Material Response Plan and the County’s All Hazard Mitigation Plan.

Another important part of the of Offices responsibilities is seeking grant funding to help offset the cost of planning, training and equipment. The Director and Emergency Management Assistant apply for and administer several Federal and State Homeland Security Program Grants as well as State Interoperable Communications Grants.

Other Responsibilities include the operation and maintenance of the County’s Public Safety Radio and Microwave System consisting of five communication tower sites, related infrastructure and all communication equipment at these sites. Additional responsibilities include maintaining the County’s Tactical Interoperable Communications Plan, acting as the County’s Interoperable Communications Coordinator, and maintaining an Inventory of communication assets in the NYS CASM program. Also, staff maintain an active role in the Adirondack Region Interoperable Communications Consortium. Coordination of repairs and programming of most mobile and portable radios, as well as pagers for several first responder agencies is also handled by the office.

Additionally the Director acts as the County’s National Incident Management System (NIMS) Coordinator, to ensure Federal & State NIMS compliance.

Create your Family Emergency Communication Plan

Creating your Family Emergency Communication Plan starts with one simple question:

  • “What if?”
  • “What if something happens and I’m not with my family?”
  • “Will I be able to reach them?”
  • “How will I know they are safe?”
  • “How can I let them know I’m OK?”

During a disaster, you will need to send and receive information from your family.