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Emergency Management

Office of Emergency Management Staff for The Township of Maplewood

Coordinator of OEM - Mr. Joseph Manning - (973) 762-8120 ext. 2000

Deputy Coordinator - Police Chief Robert Cimino- (973) 762-3400 ext. 7901

Deputy Coordinator - Fire Chief Michael R. Dingelstedt- (973) 762-6500 ext. 11

CERT Coordinator   -  Fire Deputy Chief Michael Weber - (973) 762-6500 ext. 12

This staff coordinates meetings and all necessary correspondence with The Essex County Coordinator for operations pertaining to The Office of Emergency Management.


FEMA Logo 
  Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

The FEMA website has important information for residents on ways to prepare your home and your family for emergency situations, including:

Are You Ready?  A Guide to Citizen Preparedness

Disaster Supplies Kit

NJ OEM logo  New Jersey Office of Emergency Management (NJOEM)

The NJOEM website contains information and resources regarding disaster mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery for residents of New Jersey, including:

Disaster Preparedness for People With Disabilities

Helping Children Cope With Disaster

Family Disaster Plan

Emergency Management Guide for Business & Industry

Emergency Planning Information for Day Care Centers, Child Care Centers and Pre-K Schools

NJ Homeland Security Logo  New Jersey Homeland Security

The New Jersey Homeland Security website contains information and resources regarding creating an emergency communications plan, public health information and what the State of New Jersey is doing, including:

Emergency Preparedness - Public Health Component

Report Incidents

US Dept of Homeland Security logo  U.S. Department of Homeland Security (USDHS)

The USDHS website provides up to date information on the nation's security as well as resources for preparedness, including:

Family Preparedness - Don't Be Scared, Be Ready

Working With DHS (Businesses)

CERT - Community Emergency Response Team Community Emergency Response Team (CERT)

Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in
their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

For more information on how you can join the Township of Maplewood CERT program, please contact Deputy Chief Michael Weber at (973) 762-6500 ext. 17.

Other helpful resources:

Disaster Recovery Training (Free)

Natural Disasters: Be Informed

Disaster Recovery Center Locator

A Guide Keeping your Family Safe During an Earthquake

NJ211 Help


The Maplewood Health Department is recruiting volunteers with medical credentials and non-medical volunteers to assist the Township during times of emergency. The Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) has been established to maintain a list of trained people that may be called when staff is not sufficient to meet the needs of the community.  What is the Medical Reserve Corps?  New Jersey has created the New Jersey Medical Reserve Corps (NJMRC) under the auspices of the New Jersey Citizen Corps. This program is designed to help identify and register individuals who are willing to serve within their local area. Volunteers will be utilized through county and local health agencies as part of the emergency management system in that jurisdiction.   The mission of the Medical Reserve Corps is to develop a prepared, trained workforce of volunteers to serve the citizens of New Jersey in the event of a public health emergency. 


Please click HERE for more information and to register.

574 Valley St.
Maplewood Township, NJ 07040
Hours of Operation 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
Ph: (973) 762-8120