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WHAT IS THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT?
In order to effectuate the powers of the Governor, the State Director of Emergency Management supervises, directs and controls the appointment of one or more deputies and/or assistants to control the daily activities of the State Office of Emergency Management. The function and staffing of the Office of Emergency Management will be as proposed from time to time by the State Director of Emergency Management with the approval of the Attorney General.
The Governor of New Jersey has the overall responsibility for Emergency Management activities in the State. On behalf of the Governor all activities and departments are coordinated, directed and controlled from the State Office of Emergency Management, Emergency Operations Center. Each County has an OEM Office and coordinator, as does each municipality. To learn more visit: New Jersey Office of Emergency Management.
THE ROLE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
The Emergency Management Coordinator’s role is to use and implement a variety or resources, skills and techniques to reduce the probability and impact of extreme events and to to bring quck restoration to the community.
The most important aspect of an effective emergency management coordinator is making sure that responsibilities, authority and all channels of communication are clearly defined BEFORE an emergency happens.
Greenwich Township Emergency Management Coordinator
Joseph Mecsey, III, (908) 859-0909, ext. 30
Greenwich Township Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator