Emergency Preparedness Training

The East Orange Office of Emergency Management (OEM) offers emergency preparedness training to East Orange City employees and to the general public.

OEM conducts regular American Heart Association/Heartsaver® CPR/AED classes for city employees, and also leads the effort to prepare our communities in the event of an emergency.

Regularly scheduled programs include:
  • Hazardous Materials Awareness
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Heartsaver® CPR/AED
  • Incident Command System
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Awareness
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction Operations

Emergency Management Exercises

We all need to be prepared, as individuals and as a community, for whatever emergencies may occur.  The East Orange Office of Emergency Management participates in tabletop and functional exercises to help prepare emergency responders for major incidents.  Our exercises are conducted in conjunction with local, county, state and federal agencies.

East Orange received credit for two Emergency Management exercises in 2007.

Community Emergency Response Team

Experience has shown that after a major disaster, requests for fire, police, medical, and other public services begin to mount.  At some point, the increased demand for services could result in delayed response times.

For this reason we actively recruit citizens for our Community Emergency Response Team (CERT).

CERT members learn to be self-reliant in an emergency. Individuals and organizations should be prepared to be without assistance for 72 hours or longer.