Our Mission is to provide effective and professional assistance to other City departments, The East Orange School District, Hospitals and private sector by aiding them in their planning and preparation for emergencies and by responding to incidents, consistent with the policies of the City of East Orange, Essex County Office of Emergency Management and the New Jersey State Police Office of Emergency Management. The East Orange Office of Emergency Management coordinates the plans and operations of the various components of the emergency operations plan; police, fire, public health, emergency medical service, public works, public information, emergency warning system, C.E.R.T. volunteers and other groups who assist during emergencies.
O.E.M. also responds to emergencies, supports community events, investigates complaints and provides technical assistance and support to agencies and citizens. We host C.P.R., Basic First Aid, Response to Terrorism and Incident Management classes for public workers and community volunteers.
East Orange O.E.M. has an active Community Emergency Response Team and is actively seeking volunteers. The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is comprised of local government elected officials, department heads and representatives of the school system, East Orange General Hospital, the American Red Cross and The Salvation Army and various private companies. The LEPC meets several times a year and as needed in case of emergencies.