Office of Emergency Management
The North Bergen Office of Emergency Management focuses on the protection of life and property for all residents, businesses, visitors and the traveling public. OEM provides protection through the latest body of knowledge and current Emergency Management practices as set forth in federal, state, and county regulations. OEM personnel provide protection through study, planning and application of all phases of Emergency Management, while concentrating on mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery.
OEM fosters the "TEAM" approach through education, coaching and partnering with each member. Members include municipal officials, the Emergency Management Council, the Local Emergency Planning Committee, emergency services and all municipal departments as outlined in the Townships Emergency Operations Plan.
OEM will provide direction and obtain resources to members of the TEAM in events such as natural and technological disasters. OEM will provide coordination and assistance to police, fire, rescue, emergency medical and municipal government.
OEM will achieve a complete integration of Emergency Management through current technologies available, using proven management practices and implementing the incident command system. OEM will complete the integration process by educating the general public through publications, pamphlets and public service announcements on the official North Bergen Website and via the NB Connect notification system.
The OEM has detailed information covering preparedness, response, mitigation and recovery from a disaster that may occur within the Township. The North Bergen Township Emergency Operations Plan is approved by the New Jersey State OEM and focuses on the following areas:
- 01. Alerting and Warning
- 02. Fire and Rescue activities
- 03. Law Enforcement activities
- 04. Public Health awareness
- 05. Emergency Medical Services
- 06. Evacuation procedures
- 07. Shelter Reception and Care
- 08. Social Services
- 09. Resource Management
- 10. Coordination with the media
- 12. Department of Public Works activities
- 13. Emergency Operations Center coordination
- 14. Damage Assessments of public infrastructure and buildings
- 15. Handling of Hazardous Materials
- 16. Terrorism Incidents
- 17. Radiological Protection
In summary, the North Bergen Office of Emergency Management has been planning in the past and will continue to plan in the future. We will update the townships Emergency Operations Plan as needed to protect residents, businesses and visitors to our Township.
The Office of Emergency Management staff can be reached at 201-330-7288 during regular business hours and during off hours by calling the North Bergen Police Communications Center at 201-392-2100.
Questions? Visit The North Bergen Help Desk