Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management acts as a coordinating agency among local, state, and federal agencies. The Office of Emergency Management works in conjunction with county and municipal health agencies and health care providers, and emergency service personnel including police, fire, EMS, to coordinate responses in the event of an emergency. The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to provide expertise and leadership for the Department’s emergency management responsibilities through the integration of emergency management programs, functions, and supporting activities to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from all hazards
East Hanover OEM UAS (Drone) Program
The EHOEM UAS Program is led by the Office of Emergency Management in partnership with the entire OEM Public Safety Team Drones provide enhanced operational capability, safety, and situational awareness for first responders, other staff or volunteers and the community.
Build A Kit, Make a Plan, Stay Informed
Winter, Spring, Summer, or Fall there is always the potential for severe weather and disasters. EHOEM wants to remind all residents to inventory and maintain their emergency supplies so they can sustain themselves and their family at home for up to 72 hours in the event of an emergency. Basic Things to have in your Kit: Flashlight, Batteries, Battery Operated Radio, Water, and Food. Keep your prescriptions for important medications filled and do not wait till you run out before re-filling them. Contact the OEM office for a more complete list or attend one of our “Are You Ready Classes”. Also remember to register your phones and cell phones with the East Hanover Public Notification System. More help here.
EMERGENCY ASSISTANCE FORM
Please complete this form if you require assistance during emergencies
Did You Know
Did you know that during power outages with Summer Heat waves or Winter Storms you can call the Police Department at 973-887-0432 to find a cooling or heating center.
Are You Ready Class
Periodically throughout the year our “Are You Ready” Training Program provides residents with information on how to be prepared for disasters and emergency situations. Class dates are announced in advance and are taught at the East Hanover Fire Headquarters located at: 323 Ridgedale Ave, East Hanover NJ. These classes are typically taught on Wednesday evenings and are offered free of charge. See complete flyer here.
Jr. Public Safety Academy
On behalf of Mayor Joseph Pannullo, the East Hanover Office of Emergency Management and Citizens Emergency Response Team (CERT) and co-sponsored by the East Hanover Township Schools. We presented a 3-day program to students of East Hanover Middle School. The EHOEM Jr. Public Safety Academy was interactive, fun and informative program.
This was a great opportunity for children to explore the fields of Public Service and Safety, and how they can get involved to become active members of their community. A group of Hanover Park students were selected in assisting and mentoring at the Academy. The 3rd day we concluded with an Awards and Pool Party at Township pool. In the fall 2014 the EHOEM/CERT will be implementing a feeder program for the Hanover Park High School students. We hope that this program will serve as a foundation for students that are interested in disciplines of Law, Fire, EMS, Nursing, Investigation, Forensics, Security and Emergency Management.
This is our 1st year of Jr. Public Safety Academy, and we are hopeful that we have many more years of continued success with this program.
Community Outreach Assistance Task Force
CERT is a nationwide initiative. Training for CERT promotes a partnership between the community, police, fire and EMS . CERT members can give crucial and critical support to first responders, provide immediate assistance to victims and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT is not limited to emergency situations, but also can help with non-emergency projects that aid in improving the safety of our community. The EAST HANOVER OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT will diligently work with our local police, firefighters and EMT’s in a coordinated effort to protect and serve the citizens of our community.
Important Messages From The East Hanover Office Of Emergency Management 1/30/15 – Please remember during winter months not to walk out onto the ice that may form on the Passaic and Whippany Rivers. If you see anyone walking on the ice or become aware of any pets that may be stuck on the ice contact the East Hanover Police immediately at 973-887-0432.