Emergency Services

There shall be a Department of Emergency Services, the head of which shall be the Director of Emergency Services.  There shalll also be a Deputy DIrector of Emergency Services.  The function  of the Director is to coordinate the activities of emergency services including the following:

  • Fire Division
  • Office of Emergency Management and CERT
  • Ambulance Services 

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for developing and maintaining current state-approved emergency operations plans. Its purpose and function are also to coordinate and assist all departments and agencies called on during a declared emergency. The group is activated during:

  • Fires
  • Hazardous material releases
  • Hurricanes
  • Medical emergencies
  • Mountain searches
  • Power outages
  • Snowstorms

Maintenance of This Page

The Mahwah Township Office of Emergency Management will continue to maintain and update this page. Please consider the page as constantly under construction. In case of disaster, our best defense is being sure each and every one of us is aware of what to do and how, when and where to do it. "Be prepared" is not just a motto, it is an absolute necessity.

How We Aid the Emergency Services Plan

Every municipality and county in the state is required by law to have an approved emergency management plan. The plan considers all aspects of emergency services. The Local Emergency Planning Council (LEPC) identifies which hazards endanger their community and plan accordingly. LEPCs usually consist of traditional emergency personnel such as police, fire, and emergency medical services (EMS), as well as non-traditional emergency personnel such as the Health Department, Public Works, Engineering or Building Department, School board members, finance personnel, etc.

Emergency Management Coordinators & Deputies

  • Mahwah Emergency Management Coordinator – Raymond Roe
  • Mahwah Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator – Stuart Blank
  • Mahwah Emergency Management Deputy Coordinator – Ed Garza
  • Mahwah Emergency Management Logistics Coordinator - Tom Dillon