The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating Westchester County's response to requests for emergency disaster assistance from municipalities throughout the county. This assistance can include:
• On-scene support to local incident commanders during emergencies
• Use of the county's Emergency Operations Center to manage assets and resources deployed in a large-scale disaster
• Serves as a conduit for acquiring assistance and support at the state and federal levels
Additionally, OEM is responsible for Westchester County's preparedness activities. OEM works daily with local, state, federal and private sector partners in emergency management to plan and prepare for large-scale, multi-jurisdictional responses to all natural or man-made disasters.