General Information
OEM Coordinator
Robert Elwell, Sr.
Deputy Coordinator
Chief of Police
Dekon Fashaw
Deputy Coordinator
Superintendent Public Works
Joseph Picard
Phone Numbers
Fax: 609-884-8589
Emergencies: Dial 911
643 Washington St.
Cape May,

Office of Emergency Management

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
Shaine Meier - Councilmember
Michael Voll - City Manager
Robert Elwell, Sr. - OEM Coordinator
Dekon Fashaw - Police Chief
Alex Coulter - Fire Chief
Michael Eck - Deputy Fire Chief
Joseph Picard - Superintendent of Public Works
Justin Mattes - Communication Officer
Skip Loughlin - Fire Police Captain / Zoning Officer
Lou Vito, Jr. - Construction Official
Harry Back - Supervisor of Beaches
Robert Cummiskey - Water/Sewer Superintendent
Zack Palombo - Cape May Elementary School Principal
Jim Ridgway - Chamber of Commerce President