NYC Emergency Management

Emergency Management Building

Mission Statement

NYC Emergency Management helps New Yorkers before, during, and after emergencies through preparedness, education, and response.

Who We Are

The agency is responsible for coordinating citywide emergency planning and response for all types and scales of emergencies. It is staffed by more than 200 dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds and areas of expertise, including individuals assigned from other City agencies.


NYC Emergency Management (formerly the Office of Emergency Management or OEM) has rebranded as part of a comprehensive effort to increase the public's awareness of our presence and role in the city. This rebranding included phasing out the use of the OEM title, acronym, and logo.

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