Office of Emergency Management (OEM)
Robert Foster, OEM Coordinator
Matthew Luciano, Deputy OEM Coordinator
Telephone: 201- 646-0801
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CALL THE BOGOTA POLICE DEPARTMENT 201-487-2400
OEM EOC 201-646-0801
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
DEPUTY EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COORDINATOR
TO PROVIDE A COMPREHENSIVE EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WHICH COORDINATES PEOPLE AND RESOURCES TO PROTECT THE LIVES, PROPERTY AND ENVIRONMENT OF THE BOROUGH OF BOGOTA USING AN ALL-HAZARD APPROACH THROUGH MITIGATION, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE AND RECOVERY FROM DISASTERS AND EMERGENCIES.
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 Bogota. This includes Police, Fire, Emergency Medical Services, Rescue, 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 Chief and Rescue Chief, the Bogota 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.
The Bogota Office of Emergency Management works out of the Emergency Operations Center located at 69 W Broad Street. Our mailing address is 375 Larch Avenue Bogota, NJ 07603
During non-business hours, Coordinator Woegens and Deputy Faller are available for emergencies only through the Bogota Police Department.
What is the OEM’s Role?
“Should an emergency arise that would cause the activation of the Office of Emergency Management Organization, and Department Heads Would remain in charge of their respective sections. However, requests for communications, movements, resources and needs would be coordinated through the incident command post site or at the Emergency Operations Center”.
How does the OEM achieve its mission?
•Mitigation – Activities that eliminate or reduce the risk of disaster (insurance, building codes, flood plain management, public education)
•Preparedness – Planning, exercise, training, public information systems and warning
•Response – Direction/Control, warning, evacuation, emergency service to address immediate and short term effects of an emergency/ disaster
•Recovery – Short term, those operations that seek to restore critical services and meet basic needs. Long term, those actions that restore the community to its normal state. Mitigation measures such as temporary housing and food, restoring non-vital Borough services.
•Emergency Operations Plan – on file with County / State ◦Describes use of assets for all emergency / disaster situations, evacuation procedures
◦Describes direction and control protocol of Police, Fire, medical, DPW services
◦Describes alert and Warning protocol – Radio, TV, Autodialing systems
◦Describes critical facilities, shelters, roads, waterways
◦Address all emergencies – Weather related, Hazmat, Terrorism, WMD
•LEPC – Local Emergency Planning Committee ◦Meets Quarterly
•OEM ◦Meets Monthly
FAMILY EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
Every home and family should have an Emergency Preparedness Plan for every type of emergency or disaster.
CREATE A FAMILY PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY.
Include two places for family members to meet if separated; two ways to evacuate your home, if required; teach children how and when to dial 911; have phone numbers available for out of area friends who can assist.
STORE AT LEAST THREE DAYS OF EMERGENCY SUPPLIES such as water, food, communications equipment, clothing and bedding, sanitary needs. Know where valuable papers are stored, such as social security cards, wills, bank books, insurance policies.
All Municipalities in the country must have an Emergency Operations Plan, which is the responsibility of the local Emergency Management Coordinator. This plan details all types of emergencies and the responsibilities of all local Emergency Services during declared state of emergencies. This plan must be undated every four (4) years and approved by the State of New Jersey. The Bogota Emergency Operations Plan was completely revised in 2009 and was approved by the State and placed in service in June of 2009. After the disastrous events of September 11, 2001, the State requested all local OEM’s to prepare and submit for approval, a Terrorism Plan for their community.
The annex details the responsibilities of all Emergency Services during a terrorism incident, sets up an Emergency Management Command Post, and details what outside services should be called.
A terrorism incident is a Law Enforcement function and therefore, the Bogota Police Department is the lead agency in any response to such an incident. OEM will coordinate all involved agencies.
The best way to protect your family from the effects of a disaster is to have a disaster plan.
If you are a pet owner, that plan should include your pets.
Transport in a secure travel cage or carrier.
In cold weather, wrap a blanket over the carrier and warm up the car before placing birds inside.
During warm weather, carry a plant mister to mist the bird’s feathers periodically.
Do not put water inside the carrier during transport. Provide a few slices of fresh fruits and vegetables with high water content.
Have leg bands and a photo for ID.
Try to keep the carrier in a quiet area.
Do not let the birds out of the cage or carrier.
Snakes can be transported in a pillowcase but they must be transferred to more secure housing when they reach the evacuation site.
If your snakes require frequent feedings, carry food with you.
Take a water bowl large enough for soaking as well as a heating pad.
When transporting house lizards, follow the same directions as for birds.
Hamsters, gerbils etc. . . should be transported in secure carriers suitable for maintaining the animals while sheltered.
Take bedding materials, food, bowls and water bottles.
AFTER A DISASTER
In the first few days after a disaster, leash your pets when they go outside. Always maintain close contact. Familiar scents and landmarks may be altered and your pet may become confused and lost.
The behavior of your pets may change after an emergency. Normally quiet and friendly pets may become aggressive or defensive. Watch animals closely. Leash dogs and place them in a fenced yard with access to shelter and water.
THE BOGOTA EMERGENCY SERVICES ARE DEDICATED TO THE PROTECTION OF OUR BOROUGH RESIDENTS AND BUSINESS COMMUNITY.
EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT COUNCIL
Christopher Kelemen, Mayor
Robert Foster, Coordinator
Matthew Luciano, Deputy Coordinator
Daniel Maye, Police Chief
Robert Piterski, Police Captain
John Greiner, Volunteer Fire Chief
Kenneth Kalman, Deputy Fire Chief
Joseph Kleiber, Battalion Chief
Wayne Sorge, Volunteer Rescue Chief
Sam Yanovich, Health Officer
Jeanne Cook, Health Secretary
Daniele Fede, Liaison to Environmental Commission
Damian Kennedy, Superintendent of Schools
Cathy Capasso, Registered Nurse
EMERGENCY OPERATIONS CENTER
The Bogota Emergency Operations Center is the Borough Wide Command Post for emergency operations during any major incident, involving all Emergency Services.
There are three (3) different Operation Centers, which are manned, depending on the type of incident being managed.
1. For a large scale incident, which affects the entire borough, where all Borough Agencies, County and State Agencies are assisting. The Emergency Operations Center will be activated at 69 W. Broad Street.
(A) The following personnel will report to the Center. The Mayor, Emergency Management Coordinator, Police Chief, Fire Chief, EMS Chief, Rescue Chief, Public Works representative and any out of town personnel required by the Coordinator.
2. For an incident such as September 11, 2001, where the Bogota Emergency Services were requested to assist in other locations, out of the borough, and protective services were required locally. The Emergency Operations Center will be activated and maintained by committed personnel.
3. For a large scale incident, which is confined to one location or one section of the borough. The Emergency Operations Center will be operated at the scene, using the Emergency Management Coordinators vehicle, which is equipped to communicate to all Borough, County and State Emergency Services.
(A) The same personnel as listed in #1 shall report to the Mobile OEM Command Center.
Bergen County OEM is www.bcoem.org
NJ OEM is www.state.nj.us/njoem
NJ Homeland Security is www.njhomelandsecurity.gov
FEMA is www.fema.gov
American Red Cross is www.redcross.org