Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Management Coordinator
Emergency Management Director
About the Office of Emergency Management
Each municipality has emergency management coordinators who interact at the local level with police, fire, EMS, public works, public health, schools, etc.
Preparing for and carrying out all emergency functions—also known as comprehensive emergency management—is accomplished in four phases. A description of these phases and the division’s role in each are described below.
The County’s Office of Emergency Management has developed a county-wide pre-disaster all-hazards mitigation plan that has identified hazards and vulnerabilities in all of Morris County’s municipalities.
Under the supervision of the County, all municipalities have certified Emergency Operations Plans (EOPs) that are reviewed annually and recertified every four years. The purpose of the EOPs is to give guidance to emergency responders in emergencies and disasters. The division also assists other public and private nonprofit agencies in developing their own specialized EOPs.
The division has the responsibility to be aware of and coordinate the response of all emergency resources requested by the incident commander of an emergency or disaster.
If a disaster strikes in Morris County, the County OEM coordinates a thorough preliminary damage assessment with the affected municipalities. Non-insured losses are totaled and reported to the state. In the event of a presidential disaster declaration, the County then coordinates with the state and FEMA to recover the non-insured public sector losses.
In addition to the foregoing, the County Division of Emergency Management presents training and educational programs including personal emergency preparedness, access and functional needs and incident command for responders. Rockaway Borough and the County OEM division also uses a community alert program AlertMorris™ that is of tremendous service to the public.
Resources and Links
Morris County Office of Emergency Management
Recommended Items to Include in a Basic Emergency Supply Kit
Click Here to Download FEMA's Flood Plain Fact Sheet
FEMA Assistance and Information
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
Click Here for FEMA's Help After a Disaster Guide
FEMA Flood Mapping in Morris County
FEMA, state, and county officials have been working together to provide updated, digitally available flood hazard data. In Morris County, current preliminary mapping will soon be effective for 36 communities. The updated flood maps will help state and local leaders plan for the future of their communities and reduce the impacts of disaster on people, businesses, property and the environment. Click here for FEMA's Flood Plain Map Sheet.
Notifications — Emergency Alert Services
RAVE Emergency Alerts
To sign up to receive Rockaway Borough alerts go to smart911 or scan the QR code to enroll.
Sign up to receive emergency alerts by the method of communication you prefer: email, text, phone, social media. Click here to sign up for AlertMorris.
Special Needs Registry
For residents with special needs and their families, friends and associates, this special needs registry at NJ Register Ready will help emergency responders know who needs special assistance in a disaster or other emergency. Sign up at NJ Register Ready.
The Morris County Office of Emergency Management has a Facebook page: facebook.com/AlertMorris/