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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 Emergency Management Coordinator
Tracy Kilmer – 1st Deputy Emergency Management Coordinator
John Skowronski – 2nd Deputy emergency management 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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In our efforts to provide more reliable communications with residents in the Borough, we have implemented Swiftreach Networks, Inc. as our new Emergency Notification Service Provider.
Swift911™ in its simplest form is a system that makes phone calls to specific people or areas in the event of an emergency or for sharing important information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of either the Borough of Palmyra, or our Police or Office of Emergency Management Departments, so you can be sure that the calls are official.
If you’d like to receive these calls, please register using the portal below. You can also use the portal to add or update your contact information, or remove yourself from our lists.
Looking for even more ways to receive alerts from the Borough and other local agencies? Then sign up for Nixle using the link below!
Helpful Links to Prepare Yourself For an Emergency: