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  92 Brown Road
  Ithaca, New York  14850
  (607) 257-3888

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Department of Emergency Response

Oversees County-wide emergency dispatch and communications system that allows residents to dial 911 to receive emergency medical, fire, police or other emergency help from any phone in Tompkins County. The E-911 system, through the use of County-wide communications system and computer aided dispatch, is able to locate addresses and phone ID of caller and also to maintain communication with fire, police, hospital, etc. personnel in the field.

Implements County Mutual Aid/Disaster Plans, which provide County fire, emergency medical and other agency assistance when local services have exceeded their local equipment and personnel resources.

Training - In coordination with Tompkins-Cortland Community College, provides training of emergency medical personnel. With the office of Fire Prevention and Control of New York State, provides fire training for 16 County fire departments.

Provides Emergency Preparedness information to the public. Please visit

Emergency number -- 911
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