Amateur Radio Emergency Service (ARES/RACES)

Mission: Our mission is to provide a viable response to local or regional communications system outages or overloads. Using Amateur Radio equipment and operators as directed by the county Office of Emergency Management or other served agency such as the American Red Cross. We provide back-up communications to designated agencies until normal communications are restored. We […]

The Salvation Army

Mission The Salvation Army, founded in 1865 in London, England by General William Booth, is an evangelical part of the universal Christian church. The Salvation Army has been supporting those in need without discrimination for 130 years in the United States. Nearly 30 million Americans receive assistance from The Salvation Army each year through a […]

Citizens Corps

What is Citizen Corps? Citizen Corps is a grassroots initiative to strengthen America’s communities and increase their resiliency to the wide array of natural and man-made hazards that threaten our safety and security. The program was created by the President in 2002 and is headquartered in the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Community Preparedness Division. […]

Albany County Animal Response Team

Mission To provide humane/proper care and treatment of animals affected by a disaster or emergency, to protect livestock, domesticated animals including companion animals, the public health, the environment, and to ensure the care and treatment of animals in case of a large scale natural, manmade or technological emergency or other situations that cause animal suffering. […]

American Red Cross, Northeastern NY Region

Mission The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors. Local, Regional & National Disaster Assistance – Volunteers Needed: The Red Cross responds to approximately 70,000 disasters in the United States every year, ranging from home fires that affect […]

Albany County Medical Reserve Corps

Mission The Albany County Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) enhances Albany County’s emergency preparedness efforts by ensuring that a trained group of healthcare professionals and community volunteers are ready to assist the County in response to a public health emergency. Local Emergency Assistance In the event of a major disease outbreak or bio-terrorism event, the Albany […]

Albany County Fire and EMS

Mission Volunteer Fire Departments and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) exist in towns and villages throughout our community. Fire Departments respond to fires, specialty rescues, HazMat / WMD (Weapons of Mass Destruction) incidents, and motor vehicle accidents.  They range in size and several offer specialized response. Volunteer EMS agencies operate ambulance services responding to emergency calls […]