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About OEM

OEM's Mission
Established in 1996, the New York City Office of Emergency Management (OEM) plans and prepares for emergencies, educates the public about preparedness, coordinates emergency response and recovery, and collects and disseminates emergency information. To accomplish this mission, OEM maintains a disciplined unit of emergency management personnel, including responders, planners, watch commanders, and administrative and support staff, to identify and respond to various hazards.
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OEM Headquarters
Completed in 2006, OEM's headquarters at 165 Cadman Plaza East replaced the agency's former facility destroyed on September 11, 2001. Boasting several environmentally responsible design features, the OEM building is the City's first "green" agency headquarters.
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