Mike Simmons
Director of Emergency Services


Location & Phone

103 Corporate Drive
Lower Level
Owego, NY 13827

Main Phone:

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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

  Trainings and Meetings

  News & Announcements

 Plans, Programs, and Reports

Tioga County’s 2018 Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan is now FINAL, officially approved by FEMA and NYSDHSES, pending adoption by Tioga County’s 16 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 06.25.19

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.