Lindenwold Borough Departments
Office of Emergency Management
The Borough of Lindenwold is currently participating with the County Office of Emergence Management to update the municipality’s Hazard Mitigation Plan. The original plan was adopted several years ago and needs to be updated to maintain eligibility for certain federal grants as well as make sure we are working together to reduce the risk from natural disasters and hazards. If you are interested in learning more about this project, please visit the project website at http://nj4hmp.com.The website includes current information and also will allow you to submit any comments or questions.
As part of the on-going update of the Camden County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, a Preliminary Municipal Appendix is available for review that addresses natural hazard mitigation issues for our community. The Preliminary Municipal Appendix can be downloaded from http://nj4hmp.com by clicking on “Camden County” and then clicking on “[Lindenwold Borough]”. Comments can be submitted via the “Contact Us” page on the website. However, please note that comments must be submitted no later than Friday, January 9, 2015.
Guide for Domestic Preparedness
The members of the Lindenwold Emergency Planning Committee have compiled this Guide to Domestic Preparedness as a basic tool for your use in planning your familyís emergency plan. It is suggested that you study each type of emergency that could affect and then make a list of what you would need to survive those events. Keep this guide for future reference.
Please be assured that the Borough of Lindenwold and itís emergency service personnel are working in concert with public safety, communications and health agencies from the county, state and federal levels to coordinate a seamless system of disaster control plans.
We hope and pray that none of us will ever have to use the information in this guide, however, we also realize that planning in advance for any circumstances can save lives when minutes count. Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions after reading this guide. You may also wish to visit any of the following web sites;
WHAT SHOUD I DO IF TOLD TO PERPARE TO EVACUATE?
Put together a disaster supplies kit for your family before a disaster strikes, include the following;
Keep these items in an airtight bag. Keep any items you would most likely need during any type of emergency or evacuation in an easy to carry container in a readily available location.
EMERGENCY ALERT SYSTEM INFORMATION (EAS) RADIO
When Communities are threatened throughout New Jersey, emergency management offices will broadcast emergency information and a list of shelter locations closest to you on these stations.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF IíM ALERTED TO AN EMERGENCY?
STAY CALM, DO NOT LISTEN TO RUMORS. Turn on your radio or TV to an Emergency Broadcast System station. DO NOT USE YOUR TELEPHONE UNLESS you have a personal emergency.
DO NOT GO TO SCHOOL TO PICK UP YOUR CHILDREN, our schools have an emergency plan in place to protect all students.
YOU may be alerted to a problem which MAY or MAY NOT pose an immediate danger to the community. You will be advised if there is a potential escalation into a more serious problem, STAND BY until you are advised of what action to take over the EBS or by local officials.
WHAT SHOULD I DO IF IíM TOLD TO TAKE SHELTER?
If there is an emergency and our community is ordered to take shelter, STAY INSIDE AND CLOSE ALL DOORS AND WINDOWS. You need to follow these easy steps;
PREPARE A SHELTER IN- PLACE KIT
Place these items in a location known to all family members so that they can be gathered quickly in an emergency.
FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT THE OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT (856) 783-1848 or visit the Camden County OEM Web site www.camdencounty.com/health/saftey
LINDENWOLD BOROUGH OFFICES
15 N. WHITE HORSE PIKE
LINDENWOLD, NJ 08021
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