East Hanover NJ Community Emergency Response Team Est. 2009
Emergency Alert Messages
About East Hanover CERT
The East Hanover CERT Team is the volunteer organization that provides extra trained man power to the Office of Emergency Management and sister agencies during emergencies. EHCERT members are trained in Basic First Aid, CPR, Red Cross Shelter Management, Relief Supply/Medical Point of Distribution (POD) Operations, Basic Rescue training, Emergency Survival Skills, Terrorism Awareness, National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS).
Make A Plan
Your family may not be together when a disaster strikes so it is important to plan in advance: how you will get to a safe place; how you will contact one another; how you will get back together; and what you will do in different situations. Read more about Family Communication during an emergency. Ready.gov has made it simple for you to make a family emergency plan. Create a Family Communication Plan and include Parents and Kids. You should also inquire about emergency plans at places where your family spends time: work, daycare and school, faith organizations, sports events and commuting. If no plans exist, consider volunteering to help create one. Talk to community leaders, your colleagues, neighbors and members of faith or civic organizations about how you can work together in the event of an emergency. You will be better prepared to safely reunite your family and loved ones during an emergency if you think ahead and communicate with others in advance. Read more about school and workplace plans. Have a plan for traveling between work and home, and other commonly visited locations, in case of an emergency.
Build A Kit
BUILD A KIT A disaster supplies kit is simply a collection of basic items your household may need in the event of an emergency. Try to assemble your kit well in advance of an emergency. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. You will probably not have time to search for the supplies you need or shop for them. You may need to survive on your own after an emergency. This means having your own food, water and other supplies in sufficient quantity to last for at least 72 hours. Local officials and relief workers will be on the scene after a disaster but they cannot reach everyone immediately. You could get help in hours or it might take days. Additionally, basic services such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones may be cut off for days or even a week, or longer. Your supplies kit should contain items to help you manage during these outages.
Just as important as putting your supplies together is maintaining them so they are safe to use when needed.
Here are some tips to keep your supplies ready and in good condition:
• Keep canned food in a cool, dry place.
• Store boxed food in tightly closed plastic or metal containers to protect from pests and to extend its shelf life.
• Throw out any canned good that becomes swollen, dented or corroded.
• Use foods before they go bad and replace them with fresh supplies.
• Place new items at the back of the storage area and older ones in the front.
• Change stored food and water supplies every six months. Be sure to write the date you store it on all containers.
• Re-think your needs every year and update your kit as your family’s needs change.
Keep items in airtight plastic bags and put your entire disaster supplies kit in one or two easy-to-carry containers, such as an unused trashcan, camping backpack or duffel bag.
If you have an Emergency dial 911 or call the East Hanover Police Department Dispatch at 973-887-0432
OEM/CERT Emergency Alerts
The East Hanover OEM/CERT Alert Level is: Yellow - Standby
OEM/CERT Event Calendar
Monday 3/13/17 Winter Storm Stella - Blizzard Warning in effect from 8:00 PM EDT until Tuesday 3/14/17, 6:00 PM EDT. Source: U.S. National Weather Service Mt. Holly NJ. The Winter Storm Warning is no longer in effect. Heavy snow accumulations and strong winds are predicted. Snow accumulation is in the of 18 to 24 inch range Tuesday. * WINDS...Northeast 15 to 25 mph with gusts up to 40 mph. * VISIBILITIES...Less than one-quarter mile for several hours. * TEMPERATURES...In the mid 20s.
Gov. Chris Christie has declared a State of Emergency in Executive Order No.221 for this weather event. There is no mandatory travel ban at this time. Road conditions will become treacherous and we ask everyone to please keep travel to a minimum to give our road crews and emergency responders a chance to keep everyone safe during the storm.
Mayor Panullo and the East Hanover Office of Emergency Management will utilize the East Hanover Emergency Notification System to phone residents , schools and business partners of any significant updates during this weather event. Everyone is reminded to stay alert by listening to local news media outlets for situational awareness. Make a Plan, Build a Kit, Stay Informed!
Should there be a loss of power during this or any Winter/Summer Storm:
1) Report the outage to the East Hanover Police Dept. 973-887-0432 and ask the officer to request possible assistance for you from EHOEM if you can not shelter in your home due to the excessive cold/heat.
2) Heating/Cooling Centers/Charging Centers for cell phones will be opened by Mayor Pannullo and EHOEM as needed.
3) All residents are reminded to report to EHPD any power outages, downed power lines or telephone wires.
4) All residents are encouraged to check on the welfare of family and neighbors who may have mitigating health conditions, live alone, or do not have heat/air conditioning.
Thursday 2-9-17 Winter Storm Warning in effect 12:00 AM EST thru 4 PM EST. Source: U.S. National Weather Service Mt. Holly NJ. Heavy snow accumulations are predicted up to a foot or more today.
Wednesday February 1st 2017 at 6 PM. Date for Are You Ready OEM Training for East Hanover Citizens Further details TBD
September is Emergency Preparedness Month and we remember all Civilians and First Responders who gave their life in the line of duty during the September 11th Attacks and the wars in Afghanistan, IRAQ, Vietnam, Korea, WWII and WWI. We also honor all active/retired/deceased Veterans, Policemen, Firemen, EMT's, and Emergency Managers who work everyday to keep the United States safe. Thank You for Your Service. For those who wish to harm our country your days are running short and you will not succeed.
ON CALL CERT DETAIL/STRIKE Team Leaders
|Mark Curcio||OEM3||973-216-XXXX||CERT Detail/Strike Leader|
|Frank DeMaio||CERT1||973-216-XXXX||Strike Team Leader|