Preparing for NEMO in Bergen

“Please Keep Your Neighbors in Mind…”

By Freeholder Maura DeNicola (R-Bergen) | The Save Jersey Blog

bergen county mapAt this week’s Bergen County EMS graduation, Keynote Speaker Lt. Colonel Jerome Hatfield, Deputy Superintendent of Homeland Security for the New Jersey State Police, described recent events in threat-prone New Jersey.  He talked about Superstorm Sandy and how it was handled.  He described that when State and Federal assets became available after the storm, what they found here in Bergen was the well-organized, cooperative effort of county law enforcement with local agencies and the seamless integration of paid emergency services and volunteers, all working to keep our citizens safe and healthy.  He described Bergen County’s response as “exceptional.”

Today we find ourselves preparing for yet another extraordinary event and readying the exceptional response we’ve come to expect from Bergen County.

As you make preparations with your own family, please keep your neighbors in mind, especially those elderly or more vulnerable.

Some emergency tips from the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management can be found by clicking here.

If you have power issues remember to always call your provider.  Do not assume they are aware of your outage.  For PSEG call 1-800-436-PSEG.  Rockland Electric customers should call 1-877-434-4100.

Nixle is a great resource for emergency email and text updates for the zip code areas that you designate. You can sign up for Nixle through the New Jersey State Police at or by clicking here.

As always, for any immediate emergency call 911.

Stay safe, stay warm.  We are in this together.