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Office of Emergency Management
(OEM)

John Gross, Coordinator
Chief James Chelel, Deputy Coordinator
Chief Jeffery Markey, Deputy Coordinator
Village President Alex Torpey, Deputy Coordinator

The South Orange Office of Emergency Management coordinates the plans and operations of the various components of the emergency management system - police and fire, emergency medical service, public works, volunteers and other groups contributing to the management of emergencies.

The Township of South Orange Village has a state approved Emergency Operations Plan (EOP)

The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is comprised of local government elected officials, department heads, a representative of the school system and a representative from Seton Hall.  Additional members of the community will be added.  The LEPC meets several times a year and as needed in case of emergencies.

A list of special needs residents, i.e. wheelchair bound, oxygen use, is on file at the police communications desk.  To register a special needs resident please call 973-763-3000 ext. 7775

The following is information concerning emergencies and family preparedness as provided by the N.J. State Office of Emergency Management.


When Emergencies Occur
Create a Family Emergency Plan
First Aid Kit
Prepare a Disaster Supplies Kit
Contact a Specific Agencies for Help
Planning for Specific Disasters
     Fire
     Floods
     Winter Storms
     Power Outages
Federal Government "Get Ready" Brochure   Pdf 193Kb