Office of Emergency Management
DSgt. Lee Lieber, Emergency Management Coordinator
Patrolman Pete Parker
1245 North Church Street
Moorestown, NJ 08057
Office Hours 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM, Mon-Fri
The Township of Moorestown Office of Emergency Management exists to serve the emergency needs of the community whether it be a natural distaster, major storm system, long-term power outages, chemical or hazardous material incident or terrorist threat.
Burlington County Hazardous Mitigation Planning Project
Under the Federal Disaster Mitigation Act of 2000, every State, County and Municipality must have a Natural Hazard Mitigation Plan approved by FEMA in place. Moorestown Township, through our Office of Emergency Management, is participating in a multi-jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Planning Project underwritten by a grant obtained by the Burlington County Office of Emergency Management. Please review the fact sheet in our Files & Documents section at your convenience.
Are You Storm ready?
Current Watches, Warnings and Advisories
for Moorestown, New Jersey NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE
Each community should develop its own safety plan. Communication and safety skills are necessary to save lives and property. Please see our Storm Ready Safety Planning Guide located in the Files & Documents section.
Three steps to Storm Ready Safety Planning:
The following information must be used to make an informed decision on your risk and what actions should be taken. Remember to listen to your local official's recommendations and to National Weather Radio.
Know what steps you can take before disaster strikes.
Family Disaster Plan
Develop a family disaster plan
Community Emergency Response Team
Local government prepares for everyday emergencies. However, during a disaster, the number and scope of incidents can overwhelm conventional emergency services. The Community Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.) program is an all-risk, all-hazard training. This valuable course is designed to help you protect yourself, your family, your neighbors and your neighborhood in an emergency situation.
C.E.R.T. is a positive and realistic approach to emergency and disaster situations where citizens may initially be on their own and their actions can make a difference. While people will respond to others in need without the training, one goal of the C.E.R.T. program is to help them do so effectively and efficiently without placing themselves in unnecessary danger. In the C.E.R.T. training, citizens learn to:
Manage utilities and put out small fires.
Provide basic medical aid, and treat the three medical killers by opening airways, controlling bleeding, and treating for shock.
Organize themselves and spontaneous volunteers to be effective, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.
The Township of Moorestown C.E.R.T. training is being developed and we are forming a list of residents interested in taking part in the program. If you are interersted in becoming part of the C.E.R.T. team, please use the following downloads to obtain a C.E.R.T. Registration Form.
Emergency Management for Domestic Livestock
The Township's Department of Emergency Management is currently in the process of determining the location and number of animals that would need care and/or shelter in the event of a disaster within the Township. Such animals would include livestock and domestic pets (excluding dogs, as they are tracked by annual licensing). We are interested in identifying volunteers, transportation assets, and temporary shelter locations for these animals. Ms. Dottie Allen from Woodedge Stables will be assisting in the development of this project. Additional information may be obtained from the Police Department.
Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
The National Organization on Disability provides important information for Emergency Preparedness & Disaster Readiness Tips for people with Disabilities. National Organization on Disability.
Storm Damage Procedure Information
The Division of Building and Inspections, and the Office of Emergency Management needs to relay important information to the Federal Emergency Management Agency. In order for residents to qualify for a low interest loan, FEMA must be notified, within 24 hours, when structural damage is incurred as the result of a natural disaster in which a Disaster Declaration is to be made. If your home or business incurs damage, please contact the Division of Building and Inspections at 235-0912 Ext. 3018, as soon as possible. A team of damage assessors will be sent out to estimate the cost of repair and replacement, and help you with your application.
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EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SITES
Preparing for Disaster in Burlington County
The White House Office on Homeland Security
American Red Cross
New Jersey Homeland Security Information
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Center for Disease Control
Citizen Corps Council
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Files & Documents
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