As per Township Ordinance 1A-39, within the Department of Public Safety, there shall be a Division of Emergency Management. The Division shall consist of an Emergency Management Coordinator, who shall be appointed by the Mayor of the Township, and an Emergency Management Council, the members of which shall also be appointed by the Mayor of the Township. The Emergency Management Coordinator and Emergency Management Council shall have such functions, powers and duties as provided by state laws, orders and regulations of the New Jersey Department of Public Safety.
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for coordinating all large-scale emergencies. OEM is responsible for maintaining the Township Emergency Management plan and for providing resources to all Township Departments during emergencies or in times of crisis. In addition, OEM works closely with the Morris County Office of Emergency Management and the NJ State Office of Emergency Management.
CITIZEN EMERGENCY RESPONSE TEAM (CERT)
OEM also coordinates a Citizen Emergency Response Team (CERT). Currently, Pam Graham is the CERT Coordinator for Jefferson Township. The CERT program is voluntary and is always seeking volunteers. Training is provided. For more information, go to the CERT information site.
The coordinators can be contacted through the Police Chief’s Office at 973-208-6151.