- Office of Emergency Management
- Evacuation Procedures
Evacuation of Children From Home
If it is necessary to evacuate your home and there are minors alone in the house, we have developed the following plans:
- Minors will be evacuated for their protection by easily identified emergency services personnel.
- If a relative or neighbor is listed on your family emergency response
Some items you might take along:
- Bedding - 2 blankets per person or sleeping bags
- Credit cards
- Portable radio
- Extra clothing: footwear
- Medical Items : prescriptions, glasses, dentures, diet needs
- Specialties: baby formula, diapers, medications, favorite toys
School Evacuation Procedures
Should a school need to be evacuated during an emergency, the Borough of Paramus Office of Emergency Management and the Board of Education have established the following policy to follow:
- Children will be evacuated to a safe location with their teachers and classmates.
- Crossing guards and police will be in place before children who normally walk to school are dismissed.
- If you are requested to report to the school, follow the directions for parking and report directly to the designated "Information Area." Officials will be present to offer assistance.
- Information may be obtained from Borough of Paramus Emergency Management Hotline at 201-262-3400, ext. 5100 or through the designated telephone number listed in your school bulletin. Information may also be broadcast over the official school radio stations.
- Please do not come to the school unless you are connected and requested to do so.
- When an early dismissal is ordered, children will be placed on their normal buses and emergency notifications will be made. Young children with working parents will be released to the emergency contact person you have authorized with the school or taken to another school or designated location.
Officials will order evacuations to a Designated Emergency Shelter location:
- Eastbrook Middle School, Spring Valley Road
- Paramus High School, Century Road
- Westbrook Middle School, Roosevelt Boulevard
- All Paramus Grammer Schools
- D'Uva Center, Fairview Avenue
Plan to spend up to 3 days away from home.