The Mount Vernon, NY Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for facilitating Collaboration, Communication, Coordination & Cooperation, between internal city agencies, local businesses & organizations, and with local, state, federal, and private sector partners in emergency management to plan and prepare for responses to all natural-made or man-made disasters, mitigate their impact, and recover as quickly as possible.
To meet our mission, the OEM:
Teaches the public how to prepare for emergencies.
Provides on-scene support to local incident commanders during emergencies
Activates and manages the city’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to manage assets and resources deployed in a large-scale disaster
Develops public safety plans for major events within the city.
Oversees development of the city’s plans for large-scale emergencies, disasters, hazard mitigation & continuity.
Conducts training and exercises to test the capacity, capability, effectiveness, and interoperability of plans, processes, and policies.
Collects, analyzes, and disseminates situational awareness to create a common operating picture.
Coordinates and supports responses to and recovery from emergencies.
Obtains funding in support of preparedness for Mount Vernon.
Recruits, Trains and Manages local volunteers with our Mount Vernon Citizen Corps (MVCC) which includes Community Emergency Response Teams (CERT), Medical Reserve Corps (MRC), AuxComm, and other units.
Coordinates local volunteer and donation management via Volunteers & Organizations Invested in Community Empowerment (VOICE)