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Orange County 911 Center Earns NYSSA’s Top Honor

Sep 18th, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange County Executive Steve Neuhaus and Emergency Services Commissioner Walter Koury jointly announced that the New York State Sheriffs’ Association (NYSSA) has awarded its 911/Dispatch Center Accreditation to the county’s Emergency Services Center. The group’s accreditation is the highest recognition given to 911 centers in the Empire State. Orange County joins 13 out of 62 […]



ORMC Opens Childrens’ Emergency Department

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

On Monday, January 20, 2014, Orange Regional Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to commemorate the opening of its Children’s Emergency Department. Hospital staff, Board members, physicians and community members were in attendance as Scott Batulis, Orange Regional’s President & CEO spoke about the need for a separate treatment area set apart from the adult […]



Orange County to Test Indian Point Sirens June 4

May 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Orange County Commissioner of Emergency Services Walter C. Koury and Orange County Deputy Commissioner, Division of Emergency Management, Seamus K. Leary advise residents that a full-volume test of the Indian Point Energy Center siren system will be conducted between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on Tuesday, June 4, 2013 throughout the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone […]



Orange County Awarded Almost $6 million from NYS Division of Homeland Security

Mar 27th, 2013 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Funds will be used to improve first responder radio coverage Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and Emergency Services Commissioner Walter C. Koury announced that the County has been awarded a $5,998,000 grant from the New York State Division of Homeland Security, Office of Interoperable and Emergency Communications.  This funding is designated from the Round […]



Ulster County Sets Up Emergency Information Phone Number

Dec 27th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

COUNTY EXECUTIVE MIKE HEIN ESTABLISHES ULSTER COUNTY INFORMATION PHONE NUMBER TO BE USED DURING STORMS AND OTHER EMERGENCIES Ulster County residents can call 888-455-1616 during emergencies for important recorded information and updates, such as road closures and shelter locations. “Currently, weather forecasts are trending more and more toward an ice event for the eastern part […]



Deputy Commissioner Leary Recognized by International Association of Emergency Managers

Aug 16th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

One of only 1,999 worldwide to hold highest professional achievement Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and Orange County Commissioner of Emergency Services Walter C. Koury announced today that Deputy Commissioner Division of Emergency Management Seamus K. Leary has again been recognized by the worldwide organization International Association of Emergency Managers (IAEM) for maintaining his […]



Orange County Salutes 911 Dispatchers

Apr 14th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles, Lead Article

ORANGE COUNTY SALUTES 911 DISPATCHERS Awards ceremony recognizes above, beyond dedication to emergency services      Orange County Department of Emergency Services recognized the dedicated professionals of the County’s Division of Emergency Communications (E-911) at the department’s Seventh Annual Public Safety Dispatcher Awards Ceremony held at the Orange County Emergency Services Center in Goshen, N.Y. Thursday. […]



Orange County’s Incident Management Team Holds Training

Apr 6th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

ORANGE COUNTY’S INCIDENT MANAGEMENT TEAM HOLDS TRAINING Highly trained personnel stand ready to assist County residents The Orange County Incident Management Team (IMT) recently completed an all-day outdoor training meeting in Goshen with the purpose of giving its members an opportunity to advance their specialized skill set while simulating real life scenario responses as a […]



Congresswoman Hayworth to Honor Hudson Valley First Responders

Feb 13th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Congresswoman Hayworth is now accepting nominations for Special Congressional Commendations to exemplary emergency services personnel to honor their work in 2011 U.S. Congresswoman Nan Hayworth, M.D. (NY-19) seeks to recognize exemplary first responders from New York’s 19th Congressional District with a Special Congressional Commendation for their sacrifices, contributions and dedication to public service. Hayworth is […]



Orange County Emergency Services Receives Homeland Security Grant

Feb 4th, 2012 | By | Category: Featured Articles

Funding to improve interoperable communications capability Orange County Executive Edward A. Diana and Emergency Services Commissioner Walter C. Koury announced that the County has been awarded a $430,000 grant from the Interoperable Emergency Communications Grant Program (IECGP), administered through the New York State Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services. “These funds will be used […]