The City of Cape May, Office of Emergency Management, in cooperation with the County Office of Emergency Management, local agencies, and other members of the community, endeavors to prepare for, respond to, and recover from natural and man-made disasters that threaten the lives, safety, and property of the citizens of City of Cape May by:
Identifying major, natural and man-made hazards that threaten life, property, and the environment.
Providing an efficient, comprehensive organizational structure for emergency response personnel using the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and the Incident Command System (ICS), and following Department of Homeland Security (DHS)/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) guidelines of planning, response, recovery, and mitigation.
Describing predetermined actions (responsibilities, tasks) to be taken by local government departments, municipalities, and other cooperating organizations and institutions to eliminate or mitigate the effects of these threats and to respond effectively and recover from an emergency or disaster.
Managing emergency operations within the county by coordinating the use of resources available from county and municipal governments, private industry, civic and voluntary organizations, and—when needed—State and Federal agencies.
Providing for effective assignment and utilization of local government employees.
Documenting the existing resources and current capabilities of local government departments and other cooperating organizations and institutions that must be maintained to enable accomplishment of predetermined actions.
Providing for continuity of local government during and after an emergency disaster.
Providing for the rapid and orderly start of recovery, restoration, and rehabilitation of persons and property affected by emergencies.
Enhancing cooperation and coordination (via mutual aid agreements and memorandums of understanding) among county and municipal governments as well as neighboring jurisdictions, cooperating community agencies, and State and Federal agencies.
Establishing a local Emergency Management Planning Council with responsibilities in emergency preparedness at the county level.
Establishing regional capabilities (in coordination with the New Jersey State Police (NJSP) Office of Emergency Management/South Region and Cape May County Office of Emergency Management) for the facilitation and promotion of regional planning to respond to and recover from regional and statewide catastrophic disasters.
Zachary Mullock, Mayor
Maureen McDade, Councilmember
Michael Voll, City Manager
Eric Prusinski, City Superintendent of Public Works, City OEM Coordinator
Dekon Fasahw, Police Chief
Michael Eck, Deputy Fire Chief
Erin Burke, City Clerk
Justin Mattes, Communications Officer
Bruce Britton, Zoning Officer
Harry Back, Beach Supervisor
Robert Cummiskey, Superintendent of City Water and Sewer Utility
Zack Palombo, Cape May Elementary School, Principal
Larry Notch, Retired, New Jersey State Police
Mary Notch, Registered Nurse
Terri McBreaty, Hardware Store Owner
Louis Belasco, Deputy City Manager