Department of Public Safety has multiple different functions on separate
levels. A brief overview of each of the functions
of the Office is listed below.
operation is the 911 Communications Center.
Currently the 911 Communications Center is staffed 24
Hours a Day, 7 Days a week, 365 Days a year.
Currently the Center is overseen by the Director and
Assistant Director of Public Safety, as well as four
Supervising Communications Officers. The Center is
staffed by ten Full Time Communications Officers and six
Part-Time Communications Officers.
Center is responsible for all facets of dispatching for
Departments, 9 of which are in the State of Vermont, 9
EMS Agencies, 1 of which are in the State of Vermont,
and 8 Law Enforcement Agencies. The Center also
handles non-emergency communications for the Department
of Public Works, Social Services, Public Health, as well
as the county Sewer Agency.
Administration is also responsible for Emergency
Management and Planning for such situations from the
County level down to the individual municipalities.
The Administration assists County Administration as well
as the leaders of the local Towns & Villages, Schools
and Businesses, also including the assorted Public
Safety agencies that have jurisdiction within Washington
County. Countless hours are spent planning and
organizing Emergency Management plans in the hopes they
are never necessary.
The Department of Public
Safety also oversees the County's Hazardous Materials
Team. The Team currently consists of assorted
members from both Fire and Emergency Medical Services
Agencies from within Washington County. The team
is outfitted with the necessary equipment to provide the
tasks required by their level(s) of certification.
The team currently utilizes a re-furbished rescue truck
to transport members of their team and their equipment
to Haz-Mat situations. The vehicle is identified
as "Haz-Mat 1". The Haz-Mat team is under the
immediate direction of the Haz-Mat Coordinator.
The above is just a quick
overview of our Department and some of the tasks we do.
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