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The Palmyra Office of Emergency Management is actively participating in the development of the Burlington County All Hazards Mitigation Plan. The Borough has attended meetings and provided information to help the Burlington County Office of Emergency Management formulate the Hazard Mitigation Plan. This Plan is mandatory if the Borough wishes to be considered for federal and State funding opportunities.
Below you will find a link for a questionnaire, please feel free to take the survey and help us formulate the Plan.
You can also view the Burlington County website for further information about the Plan.
BOROUGH OF PALMYRA OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
PALMYRA / RIVERTON OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT STAFF
Richard K. Dreby – Executive Coordinator
Scott Reed - Coordinator
Tracy Kilmer – Deputy Coordinator
Howard Norcross – Deputy Coordinator
John Skowronski – Deputy Coordinator
We are located at:
Borough of Palmyra
20 West Broad St.
Palmyra, NJ 08065
We can be reached at:
In 2009 the Palmyra Office of Emergency Management (OEM) joined with the Borough of Riverton to form one OEM.
OEM is a resource group that supports the emergency services in Palmyra and Riverton. Evolved from the old Civil Defense program of the 1950’s, the Office of Emergency Management of today uses a four phase approach of preparedness, response, recovery and mitigation to help keep our town safe.
The OEM is responsible for the response and coordination of all activities necessary to protect both Boroughs residents from natural and man made disasters such as fire, flood, severe storms, terrorism and mass casualty events. We do this through emergency planning. OEM coordinates emergency management services for the Borough by providing leadership, planning, education, and training exercises.
The OEM is supported by the Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) and the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT). The LEPC is responsible for the planning and implementation of plans to help mitigate and plan before, during and after an emergency.
CERT is a group of private citizens that aide the LEPC and professional responders in both emergency and non emergency situations. Through specialized training CERT provides a vital service in the absence of emergency responders. Read more about CERT and becoming a member under the Emergency Management CERT tab.
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All Borough of Palmyra public safety agencies will be converting from Global Connect Emergency Notification System to CODERED Emergency Communications Network. The Burlington County and Palmyra Offices of Emergency Management are the first to do so.
Please take a moment to sign up for CODERED in order to be notified by your county/local OEM in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts by clicking on the link below. Examples include: evacuation notices, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports. This information will remain the property of ECN and will not be disclosed unless compelled to do so by a court of sufficient jurisdiction.
Helpful Links to Prepare Yourself For an Emergency: