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401 Grand St. Paterson, NJ 07505 | (973) 881-4000
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Office of Emergency Management

banner-public-safety-illustrationThe Office of Emergency Management acts as a coordinating agency among local, state, and federal agencies. The Office of Emergency Management works in conjunction with county and municipal health agencies and health care providers, and emergency service personnel including police, fire, EMS, and the Sheriff's Office to coordinate responses in the event of an emergency. The mission of the Office of Emergency Management is to provide expertise and leadership for the Department’s emergency management responsibilities through the integration of emergency management programs, functions, and supporting activities to prevent, protect against, mitigate the effects of, respond to, and recover from all hazards.

When to Call 911:

  • When you are in immediate danger or witness a crime in progress.
  • For a serious injury or medical condition.
  • Any other situation needing urgent attention.
  • Do NOT call 911 for non-emergencies or to report a power outage (to allow telephone capacity for emergency calls).