- Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan
- Hazard Specific Plans: Hazardous Materials Response Plan, Railroad Plan, Marine Emergency Plan, Aircraft Emergency Disaster Plan (Off-Site of GRIA), Ginna Radiological Emergency Preparedness Plan, Terrorism Plan
- Incident Management System Plan
- Assist planning: Airport Emergency Plan, hospitals, schools, nursing homes, industry
1190 Scottsville Rd., Suite 200
Rochester, New York 14624
Phone: (585) 753-3810
Fax: (585) 473-7087
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Timothy P. Henry,
Deputy Director of Public Safety & County Emergency Manager
Comprehensive Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM), under Monroe County Emergency Manager Tim Henry, executes the County's Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan for disaster relief before, during and after any type of natural or man-made disaster or a wartime situation. In accordance with State Executive Law 213, the office develops and maintains a comprehensive emergency management plan to include prevention/mitigation, readiness, response and recovery. OEM plans and coordinates with government and non-government agencies for rapid response in an emergency, and assists towns and villages in the preparation of their emergency response plans. OEM, with guidance from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), develops and continually reviews the Monroe County Radiological Emergency Preparedness Plan (MCREPP) in case of an incident at the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant. OEM conducts multiple exercises a year testing its REPP.
In relation to Monroe County's Radiological Program, OEM receives funds from New York State to support radiological monitoring, communications, shelter/evacuation, and associated operations. State law (Chapter 708 of the Laws of New York State, 1981) requires the nuclear utilities to finance system enhancements and funds obtained through the New York State Radiological Emergency Preparedness Group are used to enhance County resources.
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What We Do
Our Mission Statement
On behalf of County Executive Adam J. Bello, the Office of Emergency Management maintains and administers an integrated Emergency Management program designed to assure a safe environment through prevention/mitigation, readiness, response, and recovery.
A. Plans and Exercises for emergency response
B. Provide public information and education
- Public Officials Workshop
- NYS Dept. of Homeland Security & Emergency Services Mandated Tier 3 Training
- ICS 700 Training & ICS 100 Training
- Work in conjunction with the National Weather Service Buffalo for SKYWARN Training
- 24/7/365 availability to respond
- Emergency Operations Center and related services
- Notification protocols at the 9-1-1 center
- Incident critique
Procure and provide personnel/equipment resources and secure community-wide resources of government and private agencies for: communications, evacuation, sheltering, health concerns, security, transportation, recovery and re-entry procedures. OEM can also access state and federal resources through the NYS Department of Homeland Security & Emergency Services.
OEM staff responds to the incident scene to serve as a liaison from the Command Post back to the Emergency Operations Center.
- Re-entry and recovery information
- Financial assessment processing
- Mitigation activities
Office of Emergency Management’s Vision for Diversity and Inclusion
Monroe County, NY Office of Emergency Managements continued vision statement on its role fostering diversity, equity and inclusion:
“Maintaining an inclusive and equal environment in which the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management leverages individual and community diversity to further increase our emergency response effectiveness in public safety efforts and all local disaster relief objectives, and to maximize the potential of the individuals of our organization and the communities and organizations that rely on our office.”
Our Monroe County Emergency Manager and leadership remains fully committed to creating a diverse workplace environment and challenges each member of it’s staff to promote diversity, inclusion, equity, and respect not only in the workplace, but out in the field during times of community crisis as well.
It is vitally important that our office continues to foster a strong culture of inclusion, diversity, respect and equity to further promote an environment that embraces and allows each and every member of our staff and volunteers an equal opportunity to achieve their full potential. We know that when everyone’s skills, talents, experiences, culture and characteristics are brought to the table it will help broaden the range of approaches to our work not only in emergency’s, but in training and in our offices as well.
Emergency Management Plans
- Aircraft Emergency Disaster Plan
- Animal Emergency Plan
- Incident Management System: Standard Operating Guidelines
- Railroad Emergency Plan
- Responding to Pandemic Influenza
- Responding to the Threat of Foot & Mouth Disease
County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)
Monroe County’s Emergency Operations Center is a specially designed facility where public organizations and private-sector agencies meet to decide and coordinate emergency response to community-wide disasters.
HAZMAT Response Plan
The Monroe County Hazardous Materials Response Plan has been prepared to meet statutory planning requirements of the federal Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986, SARA, Title III, and to develop a higher degree of community preparedness for incidents involving hazardous materials.
This plan provides basic guidelines and establishes responsibilities for response to a hazardous materials incident in Monroe County. This plan will provide appropriate guidelines for response to the release of hazardous materials beyond the boundary of a facility using, storing or producing hazardous materials, and the release of hazardous materials that has the potential to injure or harm the population or the environment. All incidents must be reported, controlled and thoroughly investigated.
Facilities and political subdivisions within the jurisdiction of this plan, should establish and maintain operational plans and procedures that are compatible and consistent with this plan.
Homeland Security Funding
Homeland Security Funding is received and managed in the Office of Emergency Management. Funding sources include: State Homeland Security Preparedness (SHSP), State Law Enforcement Terrorism Prevention Program (SLETPP), Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI), Port Security Grant Program, Citizen Preparedness Grant Program, Companion Animal Sheltering Equipment Grant Program, Critical Infrastructure Key Resources (CIKR) Grant Program, Local Emergency Management Planning Grant (LEMPG) and the Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Grant Program.
The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management has made the following document available in order to provide detailed information to County residents that reside within the ten-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) surrounding the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant.
If you live in one of the nine Emergency Response Planning Areas (ERPA), then this document will help you to make critical decisions and provide important information in the event of a nuclear emergency. This information should be used to help you and your family to prepare a nuclear emergency response plan for your home. You can also find this information in the back of the Exelon Corporation Emergency Planning Information Brochure for Monroe County.
- Download the Ginna Monroe County Brochure
- Download Postcard for People with Access & Functional Needs
- Download a larger image of the Ginna Map
Information provided includes:
- Emergency Alert System (EAS) notification. A listing of available radio stations that provide emergency information.
- Emergency Response Planning Area (ERPA) and Reception/Congregate Care Center (R/CCC) information. Find out where to go and what to bring during a nuclear emergency in your area.
- Other evacuation and sheltering information.
- Information about radiation and basic radiation protection measures.
- Information about Potassium Iodide (KI) in a nuclear emergency.
- Contact numbers and where to receive more information.
- Download the 2018 NYS RPP Agriculture Brochure
Monroe County Emergency Response Planning Areas (ERPAs) (click to enlarge)
KI (Potassium Iodide)
The County of Monroe, in partnership with Wegmans Food Markets, distributes Potassium Iodide (KI) to residents of Monroe County who live within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone (EPZ) of the Ginna nuclear power plant located just east of Monroe County in Wayne County.
Since the tragic events of September 11, 2001, federal, state and local governments have all acted to strengthen security and further protect the public. In December 2001 the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued a new recommendation for the distribution of KI to residents adjacent to nuclear power plants. The KI is to be taken only under emergency conditions and is intended as an additional safety precaution. It does not replace the existing emergency plan to evacuate or shelter-in-place during a radiological emergency.
Potassium Iodide protects the thyroid gland from radioactive iodines. Such iodines could be released into the atmosphere only in the most serious type of a nuclear accident. It is not a substitute for more familiar and thorough emergency preparedness steps, such as sheltering-in-place or evacuation. Potassium Iodide is safe. It has virtually no side effects. Residents should however consult their physicians on KI and interaction with prescriptions or allergies.
The use of KI by residents is only necessary in emergencies where the public is likely to be exposed to radioiodine. The Monroe County Office of Emergency Management monitors all radiation emergencies involving the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant and will issue advisories informing the public whether KI should be taken.
Monroe County is not alone in undertaking this public safety initiative. Other communities surrounding the six nuclear power facilities throughout New York State are implementing similar programs to distribute KI to residents living near nuclear reactors.
KI (Potassium Iodide) Information
- Medical questions about KI should be addressed to your Physician.
- If you have questions about your child’s school plans, please call the Superintendent’s Office.
- Evacuation Plans: Wayne County and Monroe County evacuation plans have been prepared by local, state and federal officials. If you have questions about evacuation plans for the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone, residents should refer to their copy of Constellation Energy's calendar, and employees should contact their employer.
- KI Distribution: The current government-funded, KI program is designed for residents and schools located within the 10-mile Emergency Planning Zone of Ginna Station. Employers within this 10-mile zone may purchase KI to have it available in the workplace. Employees who work within this 10-mile zone may want to purchase KI to have it available at their workplace.
- Anyone who lives within the 10-mile EPZ and has questions related to KI, can contact the Monroe County Office of Emergency Management at 585-753-3810.
- Additional information is available from the NYS Department of Health
- Nuclear Regulatory Commission (www.nrc.gov)
- Centers for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov)
- Child Care Emergency Planning template (www.rit.edu/cast/crr)
Monroe County Hazard Mitigation Plan
The Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000 amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Assistance and Emergency Act 42 USC 5133 by adding a new section, 322 - Mitigation Planning. Section 322 establishes a new requirement for local mitigation plans. The Act provides a framework for linking pre- and post-disaster mitigation planning and initiatives with public and private interests to ensure an integrated, comprehensive approach to disaster loss reduction. It requires all local governments to have an approved All-Hazard Mitigation Plan in place to be eligible to receive Hazard Mitigation Grant Program (HMGP) project funding.
This plan is designed to establish a viable direction for the mitigation of natural and technological disasters within Monroe County. It is a comprehensive document that exceeds federal planning requirements. Specifically, we identify all hazards that may adversely impact our community.
The Federal Emergency Management Office (FEMA) approved the Monroe County Hazard Mitigation Plan on February 7, 2017 and the Monroe County Legislature adopted the Plan on May 9, 2017.
- 01 Cover Vol I Apr17.pdf
- 02 Executive Summary Apr17.pdf
- 03 Table of Contents Apr17.pdf
- 04 Section 1 - Introduction Apr17.pdf
- 05 Section 2 - Plan Adoption Apr17.pdf
- 06 Section 3 - Planning Process Apr17.pdf
- 07 Section 4 - County Profile Apr17.pdf
- 08 Section 5.1 - Methodology and Tools Apr17.pdf
- 09 Section 5.2 - Hazard of Concern ID Apr17.pdf
- 10 Section 5.3 - Hazards Ranking Apr17.pdf
- 11 Section 5.4.1 - Drought Apr17.pdf
- 12 Section 5.4.2 - Earthquake Apr17.pdf
- 13 Section 5.4.3 - ExtTemps Apr17.pdf
- 14 Section 5.4.4 - Flood Apr17.pdf
- 15 Section 5.4.5 - Infestation Apr17.pdf
- 16 Section 5.4.6 - Landslide Apr17.pdf
- 17 Section 5.4.7 - Severe Storm Apr17.pdf
- 18 Section 5.4.8-Sev Wint Storm Apr17.pdf
- 19 Section 5.4.9 - Wildfire Apr17.pdf
- 20 Section 5.4.10-Civil Unrest Apr17.pdf
- 21 Section 5.4.11 - Haz Mat Apr17.pdf
- 22 Section 5.4.12 - Terrorism Apr17.pdf
- 23 Section 5.4.13 - Util Fail Apr17.pdf
- 24 Section 6 - Mitigation Strategies Apr17.pdf
- 25 Section 7 - Plan Maintenance Apr17.pdf
- 26 Acronyms and Abbreviations Apr17.pdf
- 27 Glossary Apr17.pdf
- 28 References Apr17.pdf
- 29 Appendix A - Sample Adoption Resolution.pdf
- 30 Appendix B - Meeting Documentation.pdf
- 31 Appendix C - Public and Stakeholder Outreach.pdf
- 32 Appendix D - Action Worksheet Template and Instructions.pdf
- 33 Appendix E - FEMA Guidance Worksheets.pdf
- 34 Appendix F - Participation Matrix.pdf
- 35 Appendix G - CRS Crosswalk.pdf
- 37 Cover Vol II Apr17.pdf
- 38 Section 8 - Planning Partnership Apr17.pdf
- 39 Section 9.1 - Monroe County Apr17.pdf
- 40 Section 9.2 - Brighton T Apr17.pdf
- 41 Section 9.3 - Brockport_V Apr17.pdf
- 42 Section 9.4 - Chili T Apr17.pdf
- 43 Section 9.5 - Churchville V Apr17.pdf
- 44 Section 9.6 - Clarkson T Apr17.pdf
- 45 Section 9.7 - E Rochester TV Apr17.pdf
- 46 Section 9.8 - Fairport V Apr17.pdf
- 47 Section 9.9 - Gates T Apr17.pdf
- 48 Section 9.10 - Greece T Apr17.pdf
- 49 Section 9.11 - Hamlin T Apr17.pdf
- 50 Section 9.12 - Henrietta T Apr17.pdf
- 51 Section 9.13 - Hilton_V Apr17.pdf
- 52 Section 9.14 - Honeoye Falls_V Apr17.pdf
- 53 Section 9.15 - Irondequoit T Apr17.pdf
- 54 Section 9.16 - Mendon T Apr17.pdf
- 55 Section 9.17 - Ogden T Apr17.pdf
- 56 Section 9.18 - Parma T Apr17.pdf
- 57 Section 9.19 - Penfield_T Apr17.pdf
- 58 Section 9.20 - Perinton T Apr17.pdf
- 59 Section 9.21 - Pittsford_T Apr17.pdf
- 60 Section 9.22 - Pittsford_V Apr17.pdf
- 61 Section 9.23 - Riga T Apr17.pdf
- 62 Section 9.24 - Rochester_C Apr17.pdf
- 63 Section 9.25 - Rush T Apr17.pdf
- 64 Section 9.26 - Scottsville V Apr17.pdf
- 65 Section 9.27 - Spencerport V Apr17.pdf
- 66 Section 9.28 - Sweden T Apr17.pdf
- 67 Section 9.29 - Webster T Apr17.pdf
- 68 Section 9.30 - Webster_V Apr17.pdf
- 69 Section 9.31 - Wheatland T Apr17.pdf