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September is National Preparedness Month - Be Informed!

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Every year we see the devastation across the country caused by storms, floods, tornados, and earthquakes. Fortunately, we live in an area that does not experience many of these natural disasters although there have been several in the recent past. Man-made disasters resulting from fires, chemical spills, and terrorism could strike our community at any time. We do not have to live in fear of such occurrences but no one should assume that they will never happen in Paramus. Everyone should have an awareness of these potential hazards and have a plan to protect families, businesses, and property.

The Paramus Office of Emergency Management is charged under federal and state regulations with the development of emergency plans to protect live and property and effectively manage any emergency or disaster. This website contains information to help you develop your own disaster plan for your family or business. Knowing beforehand what to do, where to go and how to get there may save your life.

Please take the time to learn about emergency preparedness and discuss it with your family or employees. We all hope that we will never have to live through a disaster, but if we do, prior emergency planning is the key to your safety.

Guy Picone
Emergency Management Coordinator