State Senator Kevin Parker (D-21) Interviews Commissioner Jerome Hauer- NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES)
May 1, 2012
History of the DHSES, Emergency Preparedness including Natural Disasters and Counter-terrorism, Community Involvement in Homeland Security
About the DHSES
Created by an act of the State Legislature in July 2010, the Division is comprised of five offices dedicated to the protection of New Yorkers, their property and the State's economic well-being from acts of terrorism and natural and manmade emergencies or disasters. The Division accomplishes this core mission through its offices - Counter Terrorism, Emergency Management, Fire Prevention and Control, Cyber Security and Interoperable & Emergency Communications - who coordinate the response of State agencies in support of local government.
About Senator Parker:
Senator Kevin S. Parker is a member of the Black, Puerto Rican, Hispanic and Asian Caucus. He is intimately familiar with the needs of his ethnically diverse community that consists of 311,000 constituents in Flatbush, East Flatbush, Midwood, Ditmas Park, Kensington and Borough Park. He is the Ranking Member of the Senate Energy and Telecommunications Committee, former Majority Whip and Chair of the Democratic Task Force on New Americans.