Office of Emergency Management
The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for the coordination of activities within the Borough of Somerville during potential or actual emergencies and disasters. The OEM Coordinator collaborates with the Emergency Management Committee.
The Somerville OEM will ensure that the Borough is:
- Properly prepared for all natural and man-made emergencies and disasters that threaten our community
- Providing education to our residents and businesses on how to properly prepare for emergencies and disasters
- Providing leadership and support to reduce the loss of life and property through an all-hazards emergency management program of mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)
The CERT Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. CERT members can assist others when professional responders are not immediately available to help.
Community Animal Response Team (CART)
During a natural disaster, such as floods and hurricanes that require evacuation, the Community Animal Response Team provides temporary shelter for animals when pet owners are unable to care for pets during an emergency or when owners themselves require sheltering.
To volunteer to be a member of the Somerville Borough CART, please complete the volunteer application form.
Listing files in 'Office of Emergency Management '
The following forms can be completed, signed and e-mailed directly to the Office of Emergency Management
Emergency Management Coordinator
(908) 725-0331 ext. 7322