Emergency Services COVID-19 Response

Updated 3/16/20

Effective 3/16/2020 the EMT Original and EMT Refresher courses will be postponed for 4 weeks. Instructors are preparing plans to keep students engaged from home. More communication to follow.

There will be no in-person appointments or meetings conducted in the Emergency Services department until further notice.

NYS OFPC has extended the suspension of state fire training effective 3/24/2020 until tentatively ending on Sunday, April 19th.

Suspension of Fire Training at NYS Fire Academy

BEMT Original and Refresher cancelled for at least 4 weeks

Update from CNY Regional EMS Council

Information Bulletin for 9-1-1 Public Safety

Response to Respiratory Emergencies

Community Preparedness

Public Guidance for Possible Symptoms

Parental Guidance for Children

EMS Provider Exposure


NYSDOH Website

Patients not transported by EMS

EMS Viral Pandemic Triage Protocol

General Building Cleaning Guidance

NYS Fire Training Suspension Extension

Implementation for ISOs and HSOs

Frequently asked questions regarding Covid 19

Protocol for essential workers to return to work

Guidance for Nursing Home and Adult Care Facilities

EMS Access to University Hospital

Guidance for Code Enforcement Personnel

PAUSE Enforcement Assistance Task Force

Guidance for Fire Service Agencies

Schematron Provider Information Update

Accessing a Voiance Interpreter

Cornell Cooperative Extension Response

Information for Farmers during COVID-19

Upstate Operational Update

Cardiac Arrest Standard of Care

Cardiac Arrest Standard of Care Flow Chart

NYSEMS Update 4-16-2020

NYSDOH Guidance on faces coverings


The Cayuga County Office of Emergency Services is the County Government Agency charged with supporting and promoting an organized, systematic approach to Emergency Planning, Preparedness, Mitigation, Response and Recovery in the event of a natural or man-made disaster in Cayuga County.

We strive to support the day to day operations of the many Emergency Service, Public Service, Public Safety, and Emergency Management organizations in Cayuga County.

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The Mission of the Cayuga County Office of Emergency Services is to provide effective coordination and collaboration to create a culture of preparedness that builds and sustains a disaster resilient community.

Core Values

Our Core Values that drive our Mission are:

  • Collaboration
  • Community
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  • Integrity
  • Leadership
  • Professionalism


The Office of Emergency Services consists of:

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The Office of Emergency Services is supported by:

  • The Cayuga County Legislature
  • Countless Volunteers and Community Members
  • Sixteen Mission Specific Part-Time Staff Members
  • Three Full-Time Staff Members

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