American Heart Association Instructor Course

News from Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Services posted on Thu, 05/21/2015 - 10:41am

The Office of Emergency Services has added an American Heart Assoication (CPR) Instructor Course to the Course schedule. Individuals who maybe interested in this course should visit the Emergency Services EMS Training webpage at or by clicking here and review the AHA Instructor Course Information & Application Packet. 

All interested individuals should submit an application to enroll in the course to the Office of Emergency Services no later than June 5, 2015. 

Cattaraugus County Mosquito Spraying Areas - Map Viewer

News from Health posted on Tue, 05/19/2015 - 2:21pm

The Cattaraugus County Mosquito Spraying Areas - Map Viewer identifies areas within Cattaraugus County where larvicide spraying could occur.  Larvicide spraying only occurs when routine larvae monitoring indicates that an exceptional number of larvae are present in surface water bodies (i.e. ponds & wetlands) representing possible public health concerns.For more more information about the mosquito spraying program contact the Environmental Health Division at 716-701-3385.

Emergency Services Receives Pet Oxygen Kits

News from Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Services posted on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 5:06pm

Pet Oxygen Kits Donated By Emma's Mission


Above L-R: Jerry Borden, Cathi Peters and her Beagle Savage, and Bobby Kuhn

Congratulations 2015 Sheriff's Academy Graduates

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Wed, 05/13/2015 - 11:10am
2015 Sheriff's Academy Graduates

Left to Right: Lt. David Schuman, Andrew Grover, Kyle Baldwin, Brent Francis, Tyler Lewis, Christopher Draudt, William Hunt, Josh Bartholomew and Sydney Wheeler, Training Coordinator Christa Heckathorn

Sheriff Timothy S. Whitcomb and the members of the Cattaraugus County Sheriff’s Office would like to congratulate the 60th Session of the Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Academy upon their graduation from the basic course for police officers. Eight Cattaraugus County residents completed the Basic Course for Police Officers academy training, which began in August 2014 and concluded April 30, 2015 at graduation.

Healthy Livable Communities Consortium Awarded SCALE Grant

News from Health posted on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:35am

Cattaraugus County's Healthy Livable Communities Consortium Named A SCALE Awardee By Institute For Healthcare Improvement

Selected as a pacesetter community to join national program funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation aimed at accelerating the improvement of health and well-being.

1st Inaugural Health and Wellness Expo hosted by the Big Pig and Community Services

News from Community Services posted on Tue, 05/12/2015 - 7:35am

Bring the whole family down to the Premier Banquet Center on Sunday May 17th for the Big Pig's first inaugural Health and Wellness Expo!

May is Foster Care Month

News from Social Services posted on Mon, 05/11/2015 - 9:55am

The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services will join districts across New York State in recognizing the month of May as Foster Care Month.

Our youth are a precious resource and symbol of hope for the future and deserve to grow up in a safe, healthy and stable home environment. Statewide, there are over 19,000 children who seek placement in a permanent, nurturing, adoptive home. In Cattaraugus County, 93 children are currently in foster care.

Seeking Registered Professional Nurse

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Fri, 05/08/2015 - 11:29am

The Cattaraugus County Sheriff's Office is seeking candidates for the position of Registered Professional Nurse to be filled on a part time basis.

The incumbent provides nursing care to mentally ill and emotionally disturbed inmates; leads prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of specific therapeutic procedures; dispenses prescribed medications and generally observes inmates to detect abnormal behavior patterns.

The successful applicant must possess a license and current certification to practice as a registered professional nurse in New York State.

Social Services' April 2015 Employment Report: 28 people employed

News from Social Services posted on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 5:07pm

The Cattaraugus County Department of Social Services is pleased to report twenty-eight people, who were receiving public assistance benefits, are now employed thanks to the efforts of department staff.

Social Services staff report that in April 2015, 28 county residents received training, work experience and a chance to get high school equivalency diplomas when necessary. These Social Services clients were assisted by department staff in order to help them enter the workforce to reduce or eliminate their need for public assistance.

National Correctional Employees Week

News from Sheriff's Office posted on Mon, 05/04/2015 - 2:45pm

Day after day correctional officers throughout Cattaraugus County enter places where most citizens never want to go –county jail. Behind those locked doors and bars live inmates who broke laws and threatened society, in some cases violently and with no remorse.

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