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The Hawthorne Office of Emergency Management works in conjunction with the Borough's Administration, Emergency Services and various other department heads.  The main focus of this agency is to mitigate, plan, respond and the recover from various types of disasters whether it is of a natural or manmade occurrence.

At this time of heightened security, the Borough of Hawthorne - Office of Emergency Management would like to assure our residents that we are doing everything possible to ensure public safety.

As with natural disasters, there isn't likely to be a warning of a terrorist attack. We as residents of Hawthorne can make sure that our families know what we will do to account for each other in the time of a disaster. A Family Disaster Plan is critical and should be in place at all times.  Your Family Disaster Plan should involve emergency contacts, identification of rally points, disaster supply kits and more.  With simple planning, this can be done and help alleviate the fear of the unknown. Review your disaster plan with all family members throughout the year.

The Office of Emergency Management currently has one Coordinator & two deputy coordinators. They meet several times throughout the year to discuss & plan for tomorrow's disaster. These meeting also include our Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC). comprised of  several department heads and various local citizens to help coordinate efforts with bordering municipalities, County & State agencies, Public utility groups and the American Red Cross. 

Preparedness is everyone's job.  We've included several websites that you can visit to help you, your families or co-workers to better plan for an emergency.  For additional infromation on Hawthorne's Emergency Alert System and how you can create an emergency plan click here.   The Hawthorne Office of Emergency Management works with the support of your paid and volunteer professional resources of the Borough of Hawthorne.

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Chief Richard McAuliffe, OEM Coordinator
(973) 427-1800
(973) 427-2276 Fax

Office of Emergency Management

Residents may assist with emergency response by joining the Borough's Community Emergency Response Team [CERT]

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. App. A:9-40.1, the Mayor appoints up to fifteen members of the Local Emergency Planning Council who serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.