Mission Statement

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Community Emergency Response Team


The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) under the direction of the Coordinator, Chief James B. O’Connor and Deputy Coordinator Lieutenant Paul N. Haggerty of the Lyndhurst Police Department, are responsible for coordinating all emergency service agencies within the township (Police, Fire, EMS, & Police Auxiliary). These services work under a unified incident command along with various outside resource agencies during all emergencies and disasters, and the preparedness for any major emergency or disaster affecting the township of Lyndhurst. More specifically, the OEM is responsible for:

1. Developing, revising and exercising Lyndhurst’s emergency operations plan.
2. Managing the township’s emergency operations center (EOC) to provide a coordinated response to disasters and other emergencies.
3. Planning, conducting and coordinating disaster preparedness exercises for the township personnel.
4. Developing and maintaining mutual aid agreements with other agencies.
5. Coordinating the township’s homeland security efforts with other public safety departments.
6. Maintaining the township’s Public Advisory radio station 1700 AM. for emergency advisories and information and broadcasts.
7. Maintaining the township’s Early Warning Air-Raid System, which is located throughout the township in various locations to provide a rapid warning and dissemination of information. These systems are located:

       - Kingsland Ave and Sixth Street
       - Stuyvesant and Forest Avenues
       - Stuyvesant and Court Avenues
       - Ridge Road (S.H. 17 S) and New York Ave.
       - Polito Ave. and Wall St. West
       - Lyndhurst Fire Headquarters

8. Maintaining the township’s City Watch emergency automatic telephone dialing notification system, which contacts residents and businesses of the township with a pre-recorded message containing emergency information. See the What’s New page for more details on the system.





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