The mission of the Township of Saddle Brook Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is to maintain a high level of preparedness, to protect the residents of Saddle Brook; to mitigate loss of life and vital assets prior to, during, and in the immediate aftermath of a disaster; and to facilitate the speedy recovery of the township in the mid- and long-term intervals following a disaster.
OEM has the statutory responsibility to coordinate all emergency response plans. OEM's responsibilities are to identify vulnerabilities, effectively mitigate disasters, public education, respond to all major hazard emergency situations, protect the township’s first responders, ensure continuity of government and business, and to facilitate an effective recovery. OEM will coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private entities to develop, maintain, and implement the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).
OEM is prepared to activate an Emergency Operations Center during any major disaster to allow coordination of all support agencies to provide continuity of services to the public.
Saddle Brook CERT (Community Emergency Response Team) is looking for volunteers to join our group. After attending training, you will be able to participate in helping your neighbors in times of emergencies as well as assisting at Township events.
We are looking for individuals who are looking to become involved and give some of your time when needed. If you are a young adult, TEEN CERT is a way to make new friends and at the same time help out.
Please consider joining and fill out the application and return to the address listed.
If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Todd Accomando, Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator.