Mission

The mission of the Borough of Cresskill Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is to maintain a high level of preparedness, to protect the citizens of the Borough of Cresskill; to mitigate loss of life and vital assets prior to, during, and immediate aftermath of a disaster; and to facilitate the speedy recovery of the borough in the mid and long term intervals following a disaster.

OEM has the statutory responsibility to coordinate all borough emergency response plans. OEM’s responsibilities are to identify vulnerabilities, effectively mitigate disasters, public education, respond to all-hazard emergency situations, protect the borough’s first responders, ensure continuity of government and business, and to facilitate an effective recovery. OEM will coordinate with local, state, and federal agencies, as well as private entities to develop, maintain, and implement the Emergency Operations Plan (EOP).

OEM is prepared to activate an Emergency Operations Center during any major disaster to allow coordination of all support agencies to provide continuity of services to the public.