Paul E. Lent Public Safety Facility

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management has the primary responsibility for overseeing and administering the county’s emergency preparedness activities. We work with local governments, volunteer organizations and the private sector to develop disaster preparedness plans and mitigation projects, and provide training  and exercise activities.
The Office of Emergency Management areas of responsibilities are comprehensive emergency management, Fire and EMS services, management of the County’s public safety radio system, NIMS compliance and database management for E-9-1-1.

The mission of the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management is to protect life and property during disasters and emergencies through comprehensive emergency planning encompassing preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery.


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Citizen Preparedness
Citizen Preparedness is an important part of Saratoga County’s mission to protect life and property during disasters and emergencies. Below are several resources for citizens wishing to better prepare themselves for all types of hazards. The citizen preparedness point of contact in Saratoga County is Mike Stanley. He can be reached at 518-885-2232.

New York State Citizen Preparedness Corps
New York State is offering two hour training courses for residents to have the tools and resources to prepare for any type of disaster, respond accordingly and recover as quickly as possible to pre-disaster conditions. For more information click here.
• A key component to the training is the distribution of free NYS Disaster Preparedness Kits to each family that registers and attends in-person to only the public events listed below.
• Courses will be offered on multiple dates and locations around the state.
• Sessions last approximately two hours.

American Red Cross
In partnership with New York State, the Red Cross is providing free emergency preparedness training entitled: Prepare, Respond, Recover: What to do When Disaster Strikes.

The training gives a comprehensive overview on how to prepare for natural and man-made disasters and how to respond to and recover from them. The training also provides information on types of common disasters, ways to prepare as an individual, family and community member, what to do when disaster strikes and what actions you can take afterwards to aid in your recovery.

The training is available both in-person for groups, organizations and community events; or on-line for individuals. Click here for more information.

The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. Connect with a CERT team in your community.

NIMS is a comprehensive, national approach to incident management that is applicable at all jurisdictional levels and across functional disciplines. NIMS provides a consistent nationwide framework and approach to enable government at all levels (Federal, State, tribal, and local), the private sector, and nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to work together to prepare for, prevent, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of incidents regardless of the incident’s cause, size, location, or complexity. NIMS is not to be confused with Incident Command System (ICS). Although ICS is a component of NIMS, the two are not interchangeable terms.To access the FEMA Independent Study Program website, click on the link labeled NIMS / ICS Training Courses below.

County of Saratoga NIMS Point of Contact:
Carl P. Zeilman
Office of Emergency Services
885-2232


Members of the Office of Emergency Services conduct a safety briefing prior to an exercise in Ballston Spa.
Saratoga County utilizes an emergency notification warning tool used to make rapid emergency telephone notifications to residents and businesses in precise geographic areas. The Code Red 9-1-1 emergency notification tool will be used by Saratoga County emergency officials, during emergencies only, to deliver incident-specific information or potentially life-saving instruction to those in the affected area(s).

The 9-1-1 emergency notification tool integrates mapping technology with phone databases, and will call listed and unlisted landline telephone numbers for Saratoga County residences and businesses.

Cellular phone numbers are not automatically included in the system database, nor are Voice Over Internet Protocol (VoIP) phone systems. If you would like to receive these emergency telephone notifications on your cellular or VoIP phone, you must first register these phone numbers. You may register at the Self-Registration Portal by clicking here.

The Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office of Emergency Management is responsible for the maintenance of the county’s 9-1-1 database.

This database is for residents with “land line” telephone numbers, NOT cellular telephone numbers.

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 To verify that your correct address is in our 9-1-1 database you can call our office and we will verify your information while you wait.  It only takes a minute for the staff to make the verification.

Please call 885-2232 for 9-1-1 address verification.

2022 Board of Supervisors Public Safety Committee

Supervisor John Lant, Town of Wilton, Chairman

Supervisor Phil Barrett, Town of Clifton Park

Supervisor Mark Hammond, Town of Malta

Supervisor Jack Lawler, Town of Waterford

Supervisor Scott Ostrander, Town of Milton

Supervisor Kevin Veitch, Town of Greenfield

Supervisor Arthur “Mo” Wright, Town of Hadley

Saratoga County Fire Coordinator’s Staff

Fire Coordinator
• Ed Tremblay – Fire Car#1

Deputy Fire Coordinators
• Zone 2 – Les Bonesteel – Fire Car #2
• Zone 3 – Nate King – Fire Car #3
• Zone 4 – Kevin Barkley – Fire Car #4
• Zone 5 – Rich Shakerley – Fire Car #5

The Saratoga County Special Needs Registry is a voluntary registry of individuals who would require assistance in the event of an emergency.  The program is designed to assist residents with special needs who would need assistance to evacuate their homes during an emergent situation such as a natural or manmade disaster.

All information obtained will be used for emergency purposes only.

Click here to download the Special Needs Registry Form


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Paul E. Lent Public Safety Facility
6012 County Farm Road, Ballston Spa, NY 12020

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