LYNDHURST OFFICE OF
Office of Emergency Management (OEM) under the direction of the
Coordinator, Chief James B. O’Connor and Deputy Coordinator
Lieutenant Paul N. Haggerty of the Lyndhurst Police Department,
are responsible for coordinating all emergency service agencies
within the township (Police, Fire, EMS, & Police Auxiliary).
These services work under a unified incident command along with
various outside resource agencies during all emergencies and disasters,
and the preparedness for any major emergency or disaster affecting
the township of Lyndhurst. More specifically, the OEM is responsible
1. Developing, revising and exercising Lyndhurst’s
emergency operations plan.
2. Managing the township’s emergency operations center (EOC)
to provide a coordinated response to disasters and other emergencies.
3. Planning, conducting and coordinating disaster preparedness
exercises for the township personnel.
4. Developing and maintaining mutual aid agreements with other
5. Coordinating the township’s homeland security efforts
with other public safety departments.
6. Maintaining the township’s Public Advisory radio station
1700 AM. for emergency advisories and information and broadcasts.
7. Maintaining the township’s Early Warning Air-Raid System,
which is located throughout the township in various locations
to provide a rapid warning and dissemination of information. These
systems are located:
- Kingsland Ave and Sixth Street
- Stuyvesant and Forest Avenues
- Stuyvesant and Court Avenues
- Ridge Road (S.H. 17 S) and New York Ave.
- Polito Ave. and Wall St. West
- Lyndhurst Fire Headquarters
8. Maintaining the township’s City Watch emergency
automatic telephone dialing notification system, which contacts
residents and businesses of the township with a pre-recorded message
containing emergency information. See the What’s New page
for more details on the system.