COUNTY OF MORRIS
OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT
Process

DECLARATION OF LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY

AUTHORITY:
Emergency Management Act:

New Jersey O.E.M. Directives:
Chapter 9 of Appendix A of the Revised Statutes,
App. A: 9-1 thru A: 9-63. Specifically App. A 9-40.4
Directive 61. Dated November 19, 1986

DEFINITIONS:
EMERGENCY:
Shall mean and include "disasters" and "war emergencies" as defined in Chapter 438, P.L.1953, Section 3.

A situation occurs that has progressed or is anticipated to progress beyond the capability of regular municipal personnel and resources, assisted by personnel and resources from contiguous municipalities, to maintain order, control and confine the incident.

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT OPERATIONS:
Actions taken to provide for the health, safety and welfare of the people AND to aid in the prevention of damage to and the destruction of property during any emergency, as defined above, by prescribing a course of conduct in order to centralize control of activities having to do with such emergency.


ELEMENTS IN THE DECLARATION PROCESS:
When in the Opinion of the Municipal Coordinator or in his/her absence the Deputy Coordinator, a Disaster/Emergency has occurred or is imminent in the municipality.


ACTIONS:


CONTENTS OF A DECLARATION OF A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY:
SHALL CONTAIN BUT NOT BE LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:



SITUATIONS THAT MIGHT REQUIRE A DECLARATION:
DELINEATION EXAMPLES:
Exists within the entire municipality, exists within a specific area of the municipality, i.e., from Main Street north to Weston Ave. or from University Ave west to Elmwood Ave.


DELINEATION EXAMPLES:
Special Orders:


KEY PLAYERS IN THE DECLARATION PROCESS:


PROCESS OF DECLARING A LOCAL STATE OF EMERGENCY
  1. Determine that the situation meets the criteria for a declaration.

  2. Confer with Elected Officials, Municipal Attorney, County/State OEM personnel etc.

  3. Determine the specifics and justifications for the declaration.

  4. Prepare, utilizing the sample provided in the basic plan, date and sign the Declaration

  5. Alert the public about the specifics of the declaration.

  6. Notify & send copy of declaration to Morris County OEM.



RESCINDING DECLARATION OF EMERGENCY
When the situation stabilized and there no longer a need have the special orders in effect the Declaration of Emergency must be rescinded. Upon rescinding, notify the Morris County Office of Emergency Management.


DECLARATION OF STATE OF EMERGENCY BY THE MORRIS COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT.
The Morris County Emergency Management Coordinator is authorized to declare a state of emergency in the entire county or portion thereof if, in his/her judgment, as a result of natural or unnatural causes, conditions may present severe hazards to life and property.

This may be done even if the Municipal Emergency Management Coordinators have NOT declared a state of local emergency.

Upon declaration by the County of a State of Emergency it shall be the duty of each municipal coordinator to comply with the orders of the County Emergency Management Coordinator.

Upon the Declaration of a County State of Emergency the following procedures will apply:

It is the Municipal Emergency Management Coordinators responsibility to have in place the process by which he/she will be advised by the Municipal Police Department of the County's actions.

Once notified the Coordinator will contact the Morris County Office of Emergency Management and



MORRIS COUNTY OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Normal & Emergency Contact Information
Normal Business Hours

Monday - Friday
0800 - 1700 Hrs
Main Business Phone # 973-829-8600
Main Business Fax # 973-829-8604


MC OEM phone extensions:
Scott DiGiralomo Coordinator/Marshal 973-829-8600
Ron GrazianoDep. Coordinator 973-829-8607
Raymond Hayling Deputy Coordinator 973-829-8606
Keith Heimburg Deputy Coordinator 973-829-8605
Elaine Caccavale Secretary/EMS Coordinator 973-829-8601


Non-Business Hours:

Main Business Phone: 973-829-8600 W/Answering Machine

Office E-Mail: oem@co.morris.nj.us

EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION OF MCOEM DUTY OFFICER:
Morris County Sheriff's Communications Center 973-285-2900*

*Make sure you give the dispatcher the phone number that you can be called back on.







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