The Bridgeton Office of Emergency Management (OEM) is currently staffed with an OEM Coordinator.. Firefighter Gary Denby currently serves as the Bridgeton OEM Coordinator.
The primary role of OEM is to assist the citizens and emergency service agencies in the City Of Bridgeton. OEM works with the city's emergency services to mitigate problems created by manmade and natural disasters. The office works hand-in-hand with the Cumberland County OEM as well as the American Red Cross and Salvation Army.
Examples of assistance could include everything from searching for persons that walked away from medical institutions to assisting at structure fires to supplying the police with traffic cones and equipment at emergency scenes.
One example of emergency planning is how OEM has arranged to use the local high school as a reception center for any radiological emergencies that may arise, especially those resulting from the Salem Nuclear Plant.
OEM staff responds to a large number of diverse emergencies throughout the year. This is possible due to the tireless effort put forth by the OEM staff. Presently the Emergency Operations Center (EOC) is located on the second floor of the Bridgeton Fire Department and is accessible 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If you have any question please feel free to contact the office at (856) 451-8825 or by email.