Emergency Management

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Office of Emergency Management

  • Wendy Alvarez, CEM, NJCEM, MPA, Coordinator
  • Jim Van Kruiningen, Deputy Coordinator
  • Neil Shore, Deputy Coordinator                      

                                               

"It won't happen to me" isn't an emergency plan.

 

Special Needs - Register with the Office of Emergency Management Special Needs Registry here. 

CodeRED - Register for telephone notifications here.

 

Mission Statement

New Jersey law requires every municipality and county to have a state-approved emergency operations plan and to appoint an Emergency Management Coordinator, who in conjunction with local government, is responsible for coordinating the necessary actions to protect lives and property during times of disaster and emergency. Municipalities must also appoint an Emergency Management Council (known as Local Emergency Planning Council - (LEPC). Emergency Management programs on all levels of our government include not only the public safety units but volunteer and private entities such as the American Red Cross, Salvation Army and many fraternal and service organizations.

There are four phases in emergency management:

  1. PLANNING: Identifying hazards, preparing for contingencies.
  2. RESPONSE: The hands-on, initial response to the emergency.
  3. RECOVERY: Getting back to normal, reestablish services.
  4. MITIGATION: Prevent or reduce the impact of future emergencies.

The Fair Lawn Office of Emergency Management is very involved in the safety of the community.