Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Mission Statement:

To coordinate activities to mitigate, prepare for, respond to, and recover from disasters.

Vision Statement:

A safer future through effective partnerships committed to saving lives and reducing the impact of disasters.


Office of Emergency Management The Essex County Office of Emergency Management is responsible for maintaining and enforcing the New Jersey State Disaster Laws. The state law requires every municipality to have a state approved Emergency Operations Plan (EOP) and to appoint a Coordinator. The Emergency Management Office assists the 37 county municipalities in developing their EOP and keeping them current. The Local Emergency Management Coordinators, along with members of public safety organizations, volunteer, and private entities, such as the Red Cross, know their responsibilities and how they are expected to conduct their job. The Office of Emergency Management is charged with coordinating the efforts of these agencies and organizations during a disaster or natural emergency.

Millburn OEM Contact:

Millburn Fire Headquarters
459 Essex Street
Millburn, NJ 07041
(973) - 564 - 7078

Be informed, Make a Plan, Build a Kit and Get involved:

Thank you for visiting the Millburn OEM web page. By doing so you have already taken the first step in emergency preparedness, Be informed. Knowing about and how to deal with a potential emergency will help you cope better should that emergency ever arise. With the documents below you are ready for the next step of Making a Plan and building your own Emergency Kit. Lastly get involved and help us support community preparedness. As always feel free to contact the Fire Department with any questions, concerns or help you may need or have.

Documents to help with your personal Emergency Operations Plan (EOP):

Ownership Guidelines for Your Home's Electrical System

Generator Safety Tips:

  • Always read and follow the manufacturer's operating instructions before running generator
  • Engines emit carbon monoxide. Never use a generator inside your home, garage, crawl space, or other enclosed areas. Fatal fumes can build up, that neither a fan nor open doors and windows can provide enough fresh air.
  • Only use your generator outdoors, away from open windows, vents, or doors.
  • Use a battery-powered carbon monoxide detector in the area you’re running a generator.
  • Gasoline and its vapors are extremely flammable. Allow the generator engine to cool at least 2 minutes before refueling and always use fresh gasoline. If you do not plan to use your generator in 30 days, don’t forget to stabilize the gas with fuel stabilizer.
  • Maintain your generator according to the manufacturer’s maintenance schedule for peak performance and safety.
  • Never operate the generator near combustible materials.
  • If you have to use extension cords, be sure they are of the grounded type and are rated for the application. Coiled cords can get extremely hot; always uncoil cords and lay them in flat open locations.
  • Never plug your generator directly into your home outlet. If you are connecting a generator into your home electrical system, have a qualified electrician install a Power Transfer Switch.
  • Generators produce powerful voltage - Never operate under wet conditions. Take precautions to protect your generator from exposure to rain and snow.