Ridgefield, New Jersey

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Ridgefield Office of Emergency Management
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Address: 700 Shaler Blvd, Ridgefield, NJ 07657

Telephone: (201) 943-3600

Joseph Greco, Director
Andrew O'Brien, Deputy Director


Mission Statement

To provide a comprehensive emergency management system which coordinates people and resources to protect the lives, property and environment of the Borough of Ridgefield, using an all-hazard approach through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from disasters and emergencies. The REOM is the local equivalent of FEMA on the federal level.


In the event of a large-scale emergency or disaster, the Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible, by Federal and State law, for the coordination of all the emergency services in the Borough of Ridgefield. This includes police, fire, ambulance, public works, Health Department, and all additional agencies contributing to any large-scale emergency incident or disaster.
Emergency incidents can strike anytime, anywhere, and in many forms, such as a hurricane, snow storm, earthquake, flood, fire, hazardous material incident, an act of nature, or an act of terrorism.

Besides working closely with the Police Chief, Fire Chief, EMS, the Ridgefield Office of Emergency Management receives support from the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management and the New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management. Membership is also held in the New Jersey State Emergency Management Association where experience and knowledge are shared by all Emergency Management personnel.


Being prepared before something happens is important. Many people fail to realize this. We need to get the word out to preplan and be prepared.

Life can change in seconds, as we saw with the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. While that is an extreme event, the same is true for people who experience a house fire, extended loss of power or need to evacuate for whatever reason. Many times people fail to preplan and have no idea what to do. By “preplanning for the emergency”, you have taken the time before the emergency occurs, to make the necessary arrangements. You now have a set plan and know exactly what you have to do to handle the emergency.

Volunteers Needed

Did you ever wonder what you would do if you had a moderate or large fire in your house? What would you do if we had a hurricane heading towards New Jersey? What would happen if you had to leave your home and could not go back for several days? Where would you go and what would you do? Who would help take care of your family & pets?

The Ridgefield Office of Emergency Management helps Ridgefield residents face such emergencies. The Office of Emergency Management assists when residents are displaced from their homes and need help. We are looking for volunteers to help in numerous areas of need. Whatever your interests or talents, we can use your skills or talents to help others when in need. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer to help your fellow residents, please contact The Office of Emergency Management at 201-943-3600.


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