As part of the on-going update of the Gloucester County Multi-Jurisdictional Hazard Mitigation Plan, a Preliminary County Appendix is available for review that addresses natural hazard mitigation issues for our community.
The Gloucester County Office of Emergency Response is comprised of:
- County Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire, EMS and Police Communications
- County Radio Repair
- Emergency Management
- The Fire Marshal's Office
- Hazardous Materials Response Team (CBRNE)
- The Office of 911
The mission of the Department of Emergency Response is centered on the advancement of the quality of life for the people of Gloucester County. In this regard, the department protects and enhances the safety and interests of every citizen of Gloucester County through an integrated system of public safety services and represents the interests of the county and its agencies in all public safety matters.
Gloucester County Emergency Response is the first in the State of New Jersey to be a county-wide emergency response center (dispatching all emergency services for all municipalities).
Originally named the Gloucester County Communications Center, we began operations, dispatching 12 Fire Departments and 8 ambulance squads. Today we dispatch all 41 Fire Departments, 6 ambulance Squads, and 4 Paramedic units. Gloucester County is the first in the State of New Jersey to do Regional Countywide Emergency Medical Services.
Our Police Communications Center began operations on January 5, 2000, dispatching for 8 municipalities, and the Gloucester County Sheriffs Department. Today we dispatch for all 24 municipalities along with Prosecutors Office, Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), and Emergency Response Team (ERT) Teams.