Emergency Management

Phases of Emergency Management


OEM oversees four basic phases of emergency management:
  1. Mitigation
  2. Preparedness
  3. Response
  4. Recovery

Emergency Operating Plan


The Borough of Pompton Lakes Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for implementing, reviewing, and updating the Emergency Operating Plan. The Emergency Operating Plan (EOP) contains annexes for each borough department delineating what their responsibilities are in the event of an emergency or disaster. Where Borough departments cannot provide specific support services, outside agencies, such as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army, are contracted through verbal and written agreements to provide the service needed.

The Emergency Operating Plan is reviewed and approved every four years by the New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management. Annexes in the plan must be tested through functional, tabletop, and full-scale exercises. The Borough's Emergency Operating Center (EOC) is located adjacent to the police communications center in the municipal building. In times of crisis, all members of the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) respond to Borough Hall and meet to address the emergency. The LEPC meets twice a year, and more often if necessary.

The Mayor and Council work very closely with OEM to provide the support that is needed to be effective in all phases.