Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Mission Statement:

To coordinate activities to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

Vision Statement:

A safer future through effective partnerships committed to saving lives and reducing the impact of disasters.


Office of Emergency Management The Essex County Office of Emergency Management is responsible for maintaining and enforcing the New Jersey State Disaster Laws. The state law requires every municipality to have a state approved Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and to appoint a Coordinator. The Emergency Management Office assists the 37 county municipalities in developing their EOP and keeping them current. The Local Emergency Management Coordinators, along with members of public safety organizations, volunteer, and private entities, such as the Red Cross, know their responsibilities and how they are expected to conduct their job. The Office of Emergency Management is charged with coordinating the efforts of these agencies and organizations during a disaster or natural emergency.

Millburn OEM Contact:

Millburn Fire Headquarters
459 Essex Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) - 564 - 7035

Be informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get involved:

Thank you for visiting the Millburn OEM web page. By doing so you have already taken the first step in emergency preparedness, Be informed. Knowing about and how to deal with a potential emergency will help you cope better should that emergency ever arise. With the documents below you are ready for the next step of Making a Plan and building your own Emergency Kit. Lastly get involved and help us support community preparedness. As always feel free to contact the Fire Department with any questions, concerns or help you may need or have.

Documents to help with your personal Emergency Operations Plan (EOP):

Public Information Sessions

Hurricane Preparedness Presentation - 2022 (PDF)

Hurricane Preparedness Session with OEM Team (YouTube)

Hurricane Information

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NJ Hurricane Survival Guide 2022 (PDF)

North Atlantic Hurricane Forecast 2022 (PDF)

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