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Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Management Coordinator: 
Craig Augustoni

500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068

Phone:  609.894.3382
(The office number is not for storm related updates/inquiries.) 
Facsimile:  609.894.2703


Hurricane Season:  Are you prepared?

For information to prepare for a hurricane, visit these sites:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/HAW2/english/disaster_prevention.shtml

Hurricane Safety Bulletin

Weather Bulletins

www.nws.noaa.gov/om

Hurricane Tracker

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/nhc_storms.shtml


 

NEW JERSEY SPECIAL NEEDS REGISTRY

The NJ Special Needs Registry is designed to help emergency responders locate and safely evacuate people who could find it difficult to help themselves in the event of a major disaster, such as a hurricane.

Emergency responders need to know where you are and what special help you might need to assist in helping to evacuate you quickly and safely.

To register complete one of the following:

The NJ Special Needs Registry is...

  • free
  • voluntary
  • strictly confidential
  • protective of your privacy
  • a way to protect you in a major emergency

F.E.M.A. (The Federal Emergency Management Agency)

F.E.M.A. is an independent agency of the federal government, reporting to the President. Founded in 1979, FEMA's mission is to reduce loss of life, property and protect our nation's critical infrastructure from all types of hazards through a comprehensive, risk-based, emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery. FEMA is tasked with responding to, planning for, recovering from and mitigating against disasters. FEMA can trace its beginnings to the Congressional Act of 1803. This act, generally considered the first piece of disaster legislation, provided assistance to a New Hampshire town following an extensive fire. In the century that followed, ad hoc legislation was passed more than 100 times in response to hurricanes, earthquakes, floods and other natural disasters.

Protect Your Property, Home or Business from Disaster - Disasters can strike at any minute.

 

 

ABOUT THE CERT PROGRAM

During his 2002 State of the Union Address, President Bush asked Americans to volunteer their services in order to improve and safeguard their country. Harnessing the spirit of cooperation that developed as a result of the tragic events of September 11th, he created the Citizen Corps Program to organize volunteer services in the areas of crime, natural disasters and terrorism. The Community Emergency Response Team or (CERT) is a part of the Citizen Corps Program.

CERT – THEN AND NOW

The CERT concept dates back to 1985, when the Los Angeles Fire Department recognized that in the early stages of a disaster – earthquakes in particular – local emergency responders would be overwhelmed, and basic training in disaster survival and rescue skills would improve the ability of community members to survive until responders or other assistance arrived.

Recognizing the universal value of this program, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) worked in conjunction with the LAFD to make the CERT program applicable to all types of hazards and developed a CERT training program which could be used nationwide and adapted to meet local conditions when the need arose.

The tragic events of September 11 remind us that disaster can strike anywhere or anytime, and that basic safety and disaster survival skills can mean the difference between life and death. CERT training empowers community members to prepare responsibly and respond appropriately when emergencies occur.

WHAT CERT TEAMS DO

CERT members give critical support to first responders in emergencies, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

ABOUT CERT TRAINING

If you join a CERT, you will receive basic-level training in the following areas:

  • Basic First Aid
  • Family Disaster Preparedness
  • Disaster Fire Suppression
  • Medical Operations
  • CERT Operations
  • Disaster Mental Health
  • Basic Emergency Management
  • Disaster Simulation -- Skills Review

Total training is usually about 18 hours, scheduled in 2-4 hour modules, over a period of weeks or months, in order to address the scheduling needs of team members. It's held in the community where you live.

Township of Pemberton
500 Pemberton-Browns Mills Road
Pemberton, New Jersey 08068-1539
Phone: 609.894.8201
Fax: 609.894.2703


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