Wayne County has become one of only 10 statewide to achieve state accreditation for its emergency management services.
The accreditation was announced this past week by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. Erie County also received the accreditation as part of the Local Emergency Management Accreditation Program, which Cuomo said is the first state-level program for local emergency management agencies in the nation.
Wayne and Erie join the emergency management offices of New York City and Albany, Broome, Livingston, Madison, Montgomery, Oneida and Saratoga counties as stated-accredited organizations.
“Public safety is our number one priority and it’s critical that we have strong emergency management services at the county level who can partner with the state during challenging situations,” Cuomo stated in a press release. “This first-of-its-kind accreditation program will help ensure local emergency management offices can respond to any disaster and protect their residents.”