Woodbury City Office of
Emergency Management

John Leech
Coordinator
856-845-1300 ext 132

Joe Buono
Deputy Coordinator
856-845-1300 Ext. 303

Lt. William Palese
Deputy Coordinator
856-845-0065 Ext. 116

GENERAL INFORMATION

New Jersey law requires every municipality and county to have a state approved emergency operations plan and to appoint an Emergency Management Coordinator, who in conjunction with local government, is responsible for coordinating the necessary actions to protect lives and property during times of disaster and emergency.

During periods where no emergency conditions exist, the Office is responsible for disaster planning, preparation, rehearsal and review of the "all hazard" emergency operations plan for the City of Woodbury. This involves the coordination with and cooperation of federal, state, county and municipal agencies that would respond or be affected in cases of disaster. The Office enters into mutual aid agreements and conducts training exercises within the community.

Community disaster planning and environmental impact issues are coordinated through this Office as well as criminal investigations that have environmental considerations.

“The Emergency Operations Center is located at 220 South Broad Street Woodbury NJ 08096. When the Emergency Operations Center is active, an alert will be displayed on the Woodbury Police Department and Woodbury City websites. At this time and ONLY at this time will the operations center will be manned. If you would like to advise about a non-life threatening hazard during an event please contact the Emergency Operations Center at 856-345-1180. In an emergency that may be life threatening, call should be made to 9-1-1.”

The Office operates "on-call" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for emergency or on-going activity that is a detriment to the environment. In an emergency that may be life threatening, calls should be made to 911.

PUBLIC INFORMATION
IN CASE OF AN EMERGENCY

The City of Woodbury as well as all municipalities in Gloucester County participate in NAWAS (North American Warning and Alert System). In the event of any type of emergency situation, Gloucester County Communications will notify each municipality of the specific emergency. Once an emergency notification is received the Woodbury Emergency Officials will determine the need to alert the public as to what actions the public needs to take. Woodbury does not have an emergency warning siren system in place. POLICE, FIRE, EMS and whatever city vehicles equipped with public address systems will be utilized to make notification to residents should the need arise.

SENIOR CITIZEN CALL-IN PROGRAM

The City of Woodbury Police Department, in conjunction with the Woodbury Office of Emergency Management, is pleased to announce the institution of a Senior Citizen Call-in Program.
If you are a resident of Woodbury, and are 65 years of age or older, you are eligible for participation in the program.
More information and an application can be picked up at the following locations:
• Woodbury City Hall, 33 Delaware Street, Woodbury
• Woodbury Public Library, 33 Delaware Street, Woodbury
• Woodbury Police Department, 220 S. Broad Street, Woodbury

Woodbury may also utilize the following media outlets to broadcast emergency warnings:
• Channel 3 (215) 238-4700
• Channel 6 (215) 878-9700
• Channel 10 (610) 668-5510
• KYW News Radio 1060 (215)238-4991

The following are the emergency evacuation shelters for the City of Woodbury:
PLEASE DO NOT GO TO ANY EMERGENCY EVACUATION SHELTERS UNLESS INSTRUCTED TO DO SO BY PROPER AUTHORITIES
• Evergreen Avenue School All Purpose Room
• Walnut Street School All Purpose Room
• West End School All Purpose Room
• Woodbury High School
> Main Gym Floor
> Cafeteria

In the event that the City needs to be evacuated the following routes will be utilized for mass evacuations:
• State Highway 45
• Cooper Street
• Delaware Street
• Red Bank Avenue
• Salem Avenue