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Seneca County earns emergency management accreditation

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Seneca County has become the latest to achieve the State Emergency Management Accreditation, announced by Governor Kathy Hochul. This accreditation, part of the state’s Local Emergency Management Accreditation Program, evaluates and enhances a county’s disaster response capabilities. Seneca County joins a group of 19 counties and municipalities, including Steuben and Wayne, recognized for their proficiency in emergency preparedness.


This accreditation, which lasts for five years and is renewable, underscores Seneca County’s commitment to ensuring the safety and readiness of its residents in times of disaster. The program, initiated in 2017, aims to provide communities with the necessary resources to handle emergencies effectively, from storms to floods and high winds.

Seneca County’s achievement is a testament to the hard work and dedication of its emergency management team, according to County Chairman Michael Enslow. Emergency Management Director Melissa Taylor highlighted the rigorous process to meet the program’s standards, emphasizing the county’s enhanced preparedness for any emergency. This milestone reflects Seneca County’s dedication to safeguarding its community through improved disaster planning and response efforts.