Office of Emergency Management
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Flemington Office of Emergency Managment Phone: (908) 581-5513
Hunterdon County Office of Emergency Management Phone: (908) 788-1196
OEM LOCAL PERSONNEL:
OEM Coordinator: Cpl. Brian McNally Phone: (908) 581-5513
OEM First Deputy Coordinator: David A. Giuliani Phone: (908) 284-4957
OEM Second Deputy Coordinator: Christopher Boyce Phone: (908) 581-5513
NJ Register Ready
NJ Register Ready is the first step in emergency preparedness for individuals who may need assistance in a disaster:
Call Hunterdon Helpline at 908-782-4357 if you need assistance registering.
*Useful Information on what the State Police Office of Emergency Management does*
*Useful Information on preparing your family for an emergency and/or disaster*
*Useful Information on preparing your pets for an emergency and/or disaster*
WEATHER WATCHES AND WARNINGS
If a weather storm WATCH is announced, it means that storm conditions are a real possibility and may threaten the area.
When a weather WATCH has been announced, you should:
- Make sure your car has enough gas to get you to a shelter, if necessary – Remember, you could be driving in very heavy traffic
- Check your flashlight and radio batteries
- Refill prescriptions, if your supply is low
- Organize your family and let friends and relatives know you may be evacuated
- Make arrangements for the safety of your pets
- STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO/TV STATIONS
If a weather storm WARNING is announced, it means that storm conditions are expected to occur.
When a weather WARNING is announced, you should:
- Clear your yard of loose objects, bicycles, lawn ornaments/furniture, garbage cans, signs, etc.
- Secure your boat
- Take down awnings
- Prepare to evacuate as soon as you are asked to
- Gather items to take to the shelter, in case you have to evacuate
- STAY TUNED TO LOCAL RADIO/TV STATIONS
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History of OEM
One of the basic functions of government is to protect the lives and property of its citizens. Normally, this function is performed in an efficient and effective manner by many different agencies on a daily basis. In most communities police, fire, emergency medical, health, welfare, public works and other governmental and volunteer organizations have specific duties and responsibilities.
In an emergency or catastrophic event, these organizations must pool their resources and work together as a team to mitigate the effects on a community. A coordinated, cooperative response to an emergency does not just happen, it requires planning, mitigation, response and recovery. This is what emergency management is all about.
The roles and responsibilities of the State Office of Emergency Management have changed over the years since the passage of the Civil Defense and Disaster Control Act of 1950. During the 1950’s and 1960’s, the state “Civil Defense” office was primarily responsible for coordination with its designated federal counterpart to disseminate information on civil defense, to maintain civil defense communications, and to provide for civil defense training programs.
The increase of technological disasters in the 1970’s and 1980’s precipitated the transition to an all-hazard approach to emergency management and the emergence of state offices with a much broader scope of responsibility. The State Office of Emergency Management office has evolved as being a small agency with limited planning, training, and response capabilities to its present status as an integral part of state government.
Similarly, emergency management is not just concerned with natural and technological hazards, but with national security hazards as well. Legitimate civil defense and legitimate emergency management should both be all-hazards. The primary difference is the priority civil defense gives to national security emergency preparedness. For all intents and purposes, good civil defense and good emergency management should be indistinguishable at the local level. Thus, from a good program designed exclusively to help State and local governments protect the population from nuclear attack, the civil defense program now provides the fundamental framework for an all-hazard “dual use” program of integrated emergency management at the Federal, State, and local levels.
Mission of the Office of Emergency Management
The mission of the Flemington Borough Office of Emergency Management is to coordinate the preparedness and response activities which affect the citizens, businesses and visitors to the Borough of Flemington, and with the partnership of employees of the Borough of Flemington, The County of Hunterdon, and community leaders deliver the leadership in managing planning, response, recover, prevention and mitigation activities to save lives and to reduce the impact on properties, the environment and the economy.
Emergency Management Mission Areas
- Preparedness is a continuous cycle of planning, organizing, training, equipping, exercising, evaluation and improvement activities to ensure effective coordination and the enhancement of capabilities to prevent, protect against, respond to, recover from, and mitigate the effects of natural disasters, acts of terrorism, and other man-made disasters.
- Prevention is composed of the capabilities and actions necessary to avoid, prevent or stop a threatened or actual act of terrorism.
- The response phase includes the mobilization of the necessary emergency services and first responders in the disaster area. This is likely to include a first wave of core emergency services, such as firefighters, police and ambulance crews.
- Mitigation efforts are attempts to prevent hazards from developing into disasters altogether or to reduce the effects of disasters. The mitigation phase differs from the other phases in that it focuses on long-term measures for reducing or eliminating risk. Further information about Mitigation can be found on the OEM Hazard Mitigation Planning page by clicking here.
- The aim of the recovery phase is to restore the affected area to its previous state. It differs from the response phase in its focus; recovery efforts are concerned with issues and decisions that must be made after immediate needs are addressed. Recovery efforts are primarily concerned with actions that involve rebuilding destroyed property, re-employment, and the repair of other essential infrastructure. Efforts should be made to “build back better”, aiming to reduce the pre-disaster risks inherent in the community and infrastructure.
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA): //www.fema.gov
- FEMA Flood Coastal Analysis And Mapping: //www.region2coastal.com
- Ready.gov: //www.ready.gov
- US Department of Homeland Security: //www.dhs.gov
- US Coast Guard: //www.uscg.mil
- Centers For Disease Control And Prevention: //www.cdc.gov
- American Red Cross local chapter: //www.jerseycoast-redcross.org
- The Salvation Army – NJ Division: //www.use.salvationarmy.org/use/www_use_nj.nsf
- New Jersey Office of Emergency Management: //www.state.nj.us/njoem
- New Jersey Office of Homeland Security & Preparedness: //www.njhomelandsecurity.gov
- State of NJ Division Of Fire Safety: //www.state.nj.us/dca/divisions/dfs/index.shtml
- Jersey Central Power And Light: https://www.firstenergycorp.com/JCP_L/index.html
- New Jersey Natural Gas: //www.njng.com
- New Jersey CERT program: //www.nj.gov/njoem/emb_cert.html
- New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps: //www.njmrc.nj.gov/hcpr
- Flemington-Raritan First Aid and Rescue Squad : //www.frfars.org