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The Linden Office of Emergency Management in partnership with Police, Fire and other Municipal Departments
coordinates disaster planning and preparation. In the case of a large scale emergency OEM would likely be
the lead agency in protecting the citizens and property of the City of Linden. The local OEM is supported
by the Union County and State of NJ OEM's.
The Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is centrally located and convenient to all of Linden’s emergency
service personnel. The EOC is activated during large scale emergencies or special events. The EOC is a
central location for senior officials from the City of Linden as well as other government agencies along
with relevant private entities to coordinate response efforts, make decisions and disseminate information.
Our old EOC was a used work trailer that was donated to the City of Linden. It was restored and utilized
by the Office of Emergency Management from 2010 until just recently. During 2014, we re-located into the
old Ambulance Corp building located at 12 N. Stiles St. This is a much better option for us as this
building can withstand strong wind and storms and also has ample room to store the various equipment
that we have.
The Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) is a separate organization that is chaired by the OEM
Coordinator. It is made up of representatives from the Police, Fire, Health, Engineering, Welfare and
Public Works Departments as well as members of Linden EMS, the local Red Cross and local industry. It's
mission is to identify and mitigate safety concerns within the City, disseminate information to the public,
and review emergency operations plans. The committee may also undertake any other effort that they feel may
be of benefit to the City of Linden.
Biological agents are organisms or toxins that can kill or incapacitate
people, livestock and crops. The three basic groups of biological
agents that would likely be used as weapons are bacteria, viruses,
and toxins. Biological agents can be dispersed by spraying them into
the air, by infecting animals that carry the disease to humans and by
contaminating food and water supplies.
Delivery methods may include:
In the event of a biological attack, public health officials may not
immediately be able to provide information on what the problem is
since, due to the nature of most biological toxins, it may take days or
weeks, just for any symptoms to appear. Then it may take additional
time to confirm what the illness is, how it should be treated, and who
is in danger. Due to the time delay, the disease may be able to
spread far beyond the initial contamination point and this may make it
very difficult to determine the exact point of origin and exactly how it
Official news and information including signs and
symptoms of the disease, areas in danger, if medications or
vaccinations are being distributed, and where you should seek
medical attention if you become ill will be presented by health officials
on radio, TV, and through all news medias.
Chemical agents are poisonous, vapors, aerosols, liquids, or solids
that have toxic effects on people, animals, or plants and can be
released by bombs or sprayed from aircraft or vehicles. Some
chemical agents may be odorless and tasteless and can have an
immediate effect within a few seconds or minutes or a delayed effect
up to 48 hours but still are generally faster acting than the Biological
Agents discussed previously.
A chemical attack could come without warning and some of the signs
of a release could include people having difficulty breathing; eye
irritation; loss of coordination; nausea; burning sensation in the nose,
throat, and lungs; or the presence of many dead insects or birds.
The five primary categories of chemical agents are as follows:
Although New Jersey is not considered a high risk area for earthquakes, being familiar
with the following terms would help to understand what is happening if an earthquake
were to occur.
If an earthquake were to occur you should do the following to help protect yourself during the incident.
If you are indoors:
In a disaster situation it may be necessary to evacuate your home for
several days or longer. Because disasters can strike with little or no
warning, you should be prepared to leave at a moment's notice.
Knowing beforehand the steps to take in case of evacuation can
make a big difference.
Chief of Police
James M. Schulhafer
302 South Wood Avenue
Linden NJ 07036
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