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Supervisors pass local law restructuring Wayne County emergency services

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The Wayne County Board of Supervisors has passed Local Law 3-2024, restructuring how emergency services are managed within the county. The unanimous decision rescinded previous legislation from 2012 that had consolidated various emergency functions under the Department of Emergency Management Services.

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The newly approved legislation, discussed during the Board’s April 16 meeting, dissolves the existing Department of Emergency Services. Despite the department’s dissolution, George Bastedo will remain in charge of key emergency coordination tasks like disaster preparedness and responses to the Ginna Nuclear Power Plant. The reorganization will see individual emergency services such as E911, fire coordination, and emergency medical services being managed independently under different county offices.

County Administrator Rick House assured that the transition would be smooth, with no disruptions to services expected. The reorganization reflects ongoing efforts to adapt to evolving emergency service needs in Wayne County, ensuring efficiency and responsiveness to residents.