About Us (Emergency Management)

The Jefferson County Office of Fire & Emergency Management serves to enhance the safety and security of the citizens and visitors of Jefferson County by serving as the lead coordinating agency for regional preparedness and emergency management efforts. By partnering with local leaders in business, government, and the public, we build sustainable communities and programs. The office supports the efforts of local emergency service providers by coordinating training programs, facilitating interagency operational planning, and providing operational support via various specialized response teams.

The Office is responsible for all Emergency Management functions, Fire Coordinator duties as well as overseeing the Jefferson County 911 Center.

  Contacting us:  

 Metro-Jeff Public Safety Building 
753 Waterman Drive
Watertown, New York 13601
(315)786-2654 Office

(315)786-2601 Dispatch Center for after-hours notifications

FAX 315-786-2684

 **All emergencies should immediately be reported via 911** 

Joseph D. Plummer 

Niel S. Rivenburgh
 Deputy Director 


Michael P. Goforth 
Technical Communications Officer 

Kailey E. Young

Technical Communications Officer

Normal business hours for the office are Monday through  Friday, 8 am to 4:00 pm.  The office telephones are not always staffed; however, if you leave a message, someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
The Office of Fire & Emergency Management is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and 365 days a year to assist our partner agencies and the public during emergency situations or if pressing information/assistance is needed.  Off-hour contact can be made by contacting the Jefferson County Dispatch Center at (315)786-2601