Office of Emergency Management

Free CERT Training Class

The Camden County Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) will be conducting a basic CERT weekend class at the Mount Ephraim OEM, 508 Lambert Ave., Mount Ephraim NJ, 08059. The class will begin on Friday, Jan. 15 from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m.; classes on Saturday, Jan. 16 and Sunday, Jan. 17 will run from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. All students will be required to bring a pair of good fitting work gloves, preferably leather palm or all leather. Wearing long pants is suggested; open toed shoes are not allowed. Participants are asked to register by Sunday, Jan. 10. To register, or for questions please, e-mail cert@publicsafetycc.com or call (856)783‐4808 ext 5408.

Office of Emergency Management (OEM)

Coordinator: Dennis Cowgill
Deputy Coordinator: Gene Padalino

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible for developing emergency operating plans for the township before an emergency takes place and for coordinating the efforts of the various township departments during an emergency. To accomplish this, OEM is staffed by a Coordinator, Deputy Coordinators and a number of Annex Directors who each head up a separate annex in the township's Emergency Operation Plan (EOP). The OEM staff works closely with businesses and emergency services in Pennsauken to effectively plan for any number of emergencies should they arise. Through the use of both table top and field exercises, the staff of OEM ensures that residents and visitors to Pennsauken will remain safe.

In the event that the Coordinator has declared a state of emergency, the OEM staff will respond to the township's Emergency Operation Center (EOC). The EOC then becomes the coordination center for the emergency response of the township's resources. If needed the township's OEM has mutual aide agreements with surrounding communities, the Camden County Office of Emergency Management and the New Jersey Office of Emergency Management to provide assistance.

Special Needs Registry For Disasters

Pennsauken residents wtih access and functional needs, as well as their families, can provide information to emergency response agencies so that first responders can better serve them during a disaster or other emergency.

The information collected is confidential and will not be available to the public. This information will be held securely and only used for emergency response and planning.

For more information or to register, click here.

OEM Resources