Franklin Lakes Office of Emergency Management



Coordinator: Chris Poppe
Deputy Coordinators: Joe Barcelo, Denny Knubel, and Nelson Winokur, Brian Brunsch

2024 Local Emergency Planning Council

Muraad Abdus-Salaam, American Red Cross Representative
Patrick Scanlon, Becton Dickenson Repreentative
Chris Poppe, Emergency Management Coordinator
Charles J. X. Kahwaty, Mayor
Charles Bohny, Fire Chief
Rajan Melwani, President, Franklin Lakes Board of Health
Joseph Vital, Vice President, Franklin Lakes Board of Health
Gregory Hart, Borough Administrator
Denny Knubel, Deputy Coordinator
Richard Lilienthal, Superintendent of Public Works
Greg Maceri, Superintendent of K-8 Schools
Michael O'Brien, Ambulance Corps Captain
Eddie Cedeno, Scripts Head of Security
Mark McCombs, Police Chief
Joe Barcelo, Deputy Coordinator
Nelson Winokur, Deputy Coordinator
Brian Brunsch, Deputy Coordinator


Are you a Healthcare Professional (HCP)?

Register in Health Related Resource Directory
If a major emergency is declared, we may need additional professional resources to augment Emergency Management volunteers. If you have any of the skills listed below and are willing to help, please click here for a registration form.

Register for Franklin Lakes Reverse 911 System

"Swift911" is a system that makes phone calls to residents in the event of an emergency. This system is also useful for sharing important and, on occasion, critical information. All the calls you receive will have the Caller ID of Bergen County.

Click here to register and fill out the form with your contact information. You may use the same form to remove your name from the Swiftreach list.