Coordinator - Craig Goldman
Local Emergency Planning Council
Message from the Franklin Lakes Office of Emergency Management
Hurricanes are not just a coastal problem, and the season isn't over yet. Make sure you are prepared and have your "go bag" ready. Click here for more tips on how to stay safe!
If a disaster or significant emergency were to affect Franklin Lakes, the borough does have an emergency operations plan. The plan is divided into sections. Each section has a coordinator and deputy coordinator. The plan is continuously updated and exercises are conducted to test the effectiveness of the plan.
The Borough’s response to an emergency will depend on the severity of a given incident. Emergency Stations provide limited transitional services and can accommodate up to 200 residents. Services include WIFI internet access, phone charging stations, water and a warm place to stay during daytime hours. The Borough will notify residents if an Emergency Station is operating.
Emergency Station Locations in Franklin Lakes
If full service Emergency Shelters are activated by Bergen County, Emergency Management will advise residents of their locations and transportation options.
Our most proactive method of communication with residents is by telephone and e-mail. As part of our efforts to expand the distribution of emergency information in Franklin Lakes and Bergen County, the Borough has subscribed to the Bergen County Emergency Notification system which maintains a confidential listing of all listed and unlisted telephone numbers from major carriers. (Skype and MagicJack are not included.) The new Emergency Notification System allows us to call and text registered phone numbers, and send e-mail messages. In addition, residents can register special needs that may assist first responders. If you want to receive text messages, e-mail alerts, change or add phone numbers from unsupported internet phone carriers, you must register and enter your information. Click here to register online. If you have any questions please contact Emergency Management at email@example.com.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) and County Animal Response Team (CART) volunteers are needed to assist the Franklin Lakes Office of Emergency Management. If a disaster were to occur in Franklin Lakes, would you be prepared? Most likely, the emergency services (police, fire and ambulance corps) would be overwhelmed. CERT training provides residents with basic training before, during and after a disaster. CERT training prepares you to take care of your family, your neighbors, and then the community. Topics include: CERT & disaster preparedness, basic first aid, fire suppression and light search & rescue, disaster psychology, terrorism awareness and animal preparedness. CERT volunteers are an invaluable resource to the Borough during storms and emergencies. Additional classes are available for individuals wishing to train for the County Animal Response Team (CART). Residents of Franklin Lakes interested in becoming a CERT member can contact Nelson Winokur at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Disasters can occur suddenly and without warning. Would you be prepared if a disaster were to affect your family? The key is to be prepared. Listed below are several suggestions to help you be prepared.
The Franklin Lakes Office of Emergency Management is looking for volunteers with skills or training to assist in the following areas: (click here for detailed information).
For our volunteer application and information request form, click here.