Mike Simmons ,
Director of Emergency Services


Location & Phone

103 Corporate Drive
Lower Level
Owego, NY 13827

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Tioga County uses the Hyper-Reach service for managing emergency communications. This system will send emergency notifications directly to your cell phone or email. To add your primary cellphone number or additional phone numbers and e-mail addresses, click on the logo above and complete the on-line form. The service is free!

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The Office of Emergency Services coordinates the County's efforts to prepare for and respond to emergency situations. In an emergency situation, the Office of Emergency Services works with County departments and external agencies to respond to the needs of citizens by helping to protect lives and property, assist those injured or whose normal lives have been disrupted by events, and to provide for the rapid restoration of normal services. Additionally the Office of Emergency Services provides and/or supports the following programs to assist the fifteen (15) volunteer fire departments and fifteen (15) emergency squad/first responder units in Tioga County:

  • EMS training
  • Fire training
  • Central county radio communications (dispatching 911 calls)
  • Fire investigation
  • Search and rescue assistance
  • Hazardous materials assistance
  • Critical stress debriefing assistance
  • Mutual aid coordination assistance with adjacent counties

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Updated list of Road Closures- 9/18/18

RFP - Hazard Materials Emergency Planning Consultant

 Plans and Programs

This plan adopts the Comprehensive Emergency Management System; a nationally recognized disaster planning model that organizes the basic management structure and resource capabilities of the county in a way that can address all hazards that can impact the community -- plus it addresses all phases of disaster management; which in addition to response, includes prevention, mitigation and recovery.

Tioga County’s Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is now FINAL and officially adopted by FEMA and all Tioga County’s 15 municipalities. Below are links to ALL sections.  If you have any questions or comments please contact Wendy Walsh, CPESC, CCA by email at or Elaine Jardine, County Planning Director by email at

Last Updated 06.24.13

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The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) requires that counties and municipalities update our Hazard Mitigation Plans every five years.  Tioga County's last Hazard Mitigation Plan was updated in 2013.  Tioga County includes only natural hazards in this Plan.

Please click here to see a listing of meetings scheduled to develop Tioga County's 2018 Hazard Mitigation Plan Update.  Please note that dates are subject to change.  Time and Location are TBD.  This schedule will be updated continually during Plan development.