Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is a resource group that supports the emergency services in South Brunswick Township. In the case of a large scale emergency, OEM may be the local lead agency to protect the citizens and property of South Brunswick Township. The local OEM is supported by the County and State OEM.
The Emergency Operating Center (EOC) is located in the police wing of the township municipal building. The staff includes a Coordinator, two Deputy Coordinators and one clerical. The Coordinators are appointed to part time positions that have a three year term. If the situation warrants, they are authorized to declare a local State of Emergency for the good of the South Brunswick Township citizens.
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) works under the local OEM to plan training and to mitigate safety concerns within the township. The LEPC is made up of representatives from Fire, EMS, Police, Public Works, Board of Education, Health Dept., Building Dept., Fire Marshal and representatives from the industry community.
“Citizen Emergency Response Team” (CERT) is also under OEM. CERT members are citizens trained in basic emergency response techniques and are available to support emergency services in various ways.
OEM projects that are on going include: the registration of citizens with special needs – those who would require the most assistance in the event of a large scale emergency, as well as the creation of shelter locations for citizens during a township emergency.
If you would like to find out more about the Office of Emergency Management or speak
to someone on any related issues, please contact one of the members listed below.
Police Chief Raymond Hayducka
Deputy Chief James Ryan
Lieutenant Gene Rickle
In accordance with Chapter 16-Emergency Planning and Community Right-To-Know, Subchapter III-General Provisions, Section 11044 Public availability of plans, data sheets, forms, and follow-up notices:
South Brunswick Township Office of Emergency Management (OEM), will make available to the general public, consistent with section 11042, during normal working hours at South Brunswick Police Department for visual review our emergency response plan, material safety data sheets, inventory form, toxic chemical release form, and follow-up emergency notice.
All requests shall be submitted in writing to the South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management.