Hazard Mitigation: Any action taken to reduce the loss of life and property by lessening the impact of disasters.

Chenango County, along with its towns and villages, are in the process of updating its 2008 Hazard Mitigation Plan in order to be eligible for federal grant funding for public and private mitigation projects. The HMP must provide a “blueprint” by which local governments can make coordinated, cost-effective efforts towards reducing losses from natural hazards (flooding, severe storms, severe winter storms, extreme temperatures, etc.). More information about this planning process may be found at the Chenango County HMP website by going to http://www.co.chenango.ny.us/countyMitigationPlan/mpHome/mitigationHome.htm.

The following survey is designed to help identify general needs for mitigation within the County from your perspective, as well as to identify specific projects that may be included in the mitigation plan.

Please review and answer the following questions regarding potential mitigation that affects fire departments in Chenango County. Provide as much detail as possible to support your choice in the Comments box. Where possible, identify specific areas (locations, facilities, programs, policies, etc.) that need to be improved, and your suggestions for possible improvements. If there are other important issues that you feel are not covered by these survey questions, please let us know.