Introduction

Daniel J. Neaverth, Jr., Commissioner
(716) 858-6578

Daniel.Neaverth@erie.gov

24 Hour Dispatch: 716-898-3696

The Department of Emergency Services works closely with the entire emergency services community in Erie County, serving the public and first responders alike.

The Fire Safety Division supports each of the County's 94 volunteer fire departments, and three career fire departments. The Fire Safety Office manages the Emergency Services Training & Operations Center in Cheektowaga and two other field training centers in Amherst and Orchard Park where some 4,000 fire fighters annually receive training.

The Department maintains a countywide radio system consisting of over 3,000 mobile and portable radios, 14 base stations and several radio towers.

The Division of Emergency Medical Services trains all ambulance crews and emergency medical squads consisting of emergency medical technicians and paramedics. It dispatches all ambulance calls in Buffalo and coordinates all ambulance calls throughout Erie County.

The Disaster Office maintains a comprehensive emergency management plan to maximize a timely and effective response to major emergencies and disasters.