Emergency Services Committee
This committee is comprised of the Police, Fire, and Ambulance Chiefs, Fire Marshall, Emergency Management Coordinator, and Public Safety Director. The Committee addresses emergency issues within the township.
As part of the on-going update of the Gloucester County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, a Preliminary Municipal Appendix is available for review that addresses natural hazard mitigation issues for our community. The Preliminary Municipal Appendix can be downloaded from http://nj4hmp.com by clicking on “Gloucester County” and then clicking on “[insert your municipality]”.
Mitigation Plan for Gloucester County
Mitigation refers to activities that actually eliminate or reduce the chance of occurrence or the effects of a disaster. Recent research has shown that much can be done to either prevent major emergencies or disasters from ever happening, or if nothing else, at least reduce the damaging impact if they cannot be prevented.
The planning of how to respond in case an emergency or disaster occurs and working to increase resources available to respond effectively. Preparedness activities are designed to help save lives and minimize damage by preparing people to respond appropriately when an emergency is imminent. To respond properly, East Greenwich must have a plan for response, trained personnel to respond and necessary resources with which to respond.
Response is the activities occurring during and immediately after a disaster. These activities are designed to provide emergency assistance to victims of the event and reduce the likely hood of secondary damage. East Greenwich Office of Emergency Management, East Greenwich Police, and Local Fire, Police and Emergency Medical Service providers are primary responders.
This is the final phase of the emergency management cycle. Recovery continues until all systems return to normal or near normal. Short-term recovery returns vital life support systems to minimal operating standards. Long-term recovery from a disaster may go on for years until the entire disaster area is completely redeveloped, either as it was in the past or for entirely new purposes that are less disaster-prone.