About Us

Mission Statement
To provide a comprehensive emergency management system which coordinates people and resources to protect the lives, property and environment of the Village of Ridgefield Park using an all-hazard approach through mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery from disasters and emergencies.

The Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is responsible, by Federal and State Law, for the coordination of all the Emergency Services in the Village of Ridgefield Park. This includes Police, Fire, Ambulance, Rescue, Public Works, Health Department and all additional agencies contributing to any large scale emergency incident or disaster.

Emergency incidents can strike anytime, anywhere and in many forms, such as a hurricane, snow storm, earthquake, flood, fire, hazardous material incident; an act of nature or an act of terrorism.

Besides working closely with the Police Chief, Fire Chief, Rescue Chief and Ambulance Captain, the RPOEM receives support from the Bergen County Office of Emergency Management and the New Jersey State Office of Emergency Management.

Membership is also held in the New Jersey State Emergency Management Association where experience and knowledge are shared by all Emergency Management personnel.

The Village Office of Emergency Management works out of the Fire Marshal’s Office at 50 Main Street. The office is open from 8:30 AM until 3:00 PM on all regular work days.

During non-business hours, Coordinator Lauer and Deputies Flynn and LaTour are available for emergencies only through the Village Police Department.