Emergency Management

Important Documents
June 2021 Individual and Community Preparedness Newsletter
July, 2020 - Individual and Community Preparedness Newsletter
November, 2019 - Individual Community Prepardness Newsletter
Disaster Readiness Special Needs
Be Prepared When Storms Arise

Know Your Zone
Know Your Zone Lookup

Emergency Management

Jerzy Chojnacki, OEM Coordinator

Please check this website and related links for emergency preparedness actions.  Inquiries for additional information or questions can be submitted by email to  oem@shrewsburyboro.com .


If you sustained losses, damages, or have been rendered homeless from Hurricane Sandy, you may be eligible for disaster assistance.  You can call the following numbers or apply on line: 1-800-621-3362 FREE (FEMA), TTY:  1-800-462-7585,  http://www.disasterassistance.gov , you can also apply via your smartphone at m.fema.gov 

Tips for Back-up Generator Selection for home use


Hazard Mitigation Planning:  Natural hazards have the potential to cause property loss, loss of life, economic hardship, and threats to public health and safety. While an important aspect of emergency management deals with disaster recovery those actions that a community must take to repair damages and make itself whole in the wake of a natural disaster an equally important aspect of emergency management involves hazard mitigation. Hazard mitigation measures are efforts taken before a disaster happens to lessen the impact that future disasters of that type will have on people and property in the community. They are things you do today to be more protected in the future. Hazard mitigation actions taken in advance of a hazard event are essential to breaking the typical disaster cycle of damage, reconstruction, and repeated damage. With careful selection, hazard mitigation actions can be long-term, cost-effective means of reducing the risk of loss and help create a more disaster-resistant and sustainable community.

The Shrewsbury CERT members give critical support to first responders in emergencies, provide immediate assistance to victims, organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site, and collect disaster intelligence to support first responder efforts.

If you join a CERT, you will receive basic-level training in the following areas:

  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Disaster Medical Operations
  • Fire Suppression
  • Light Search and Rescue Operations
  • CERT Operations/Incident Command System
  • Disaster Psychology
  • Terrorism Awareness
  • Disaster Simulation -- Skills Review

Total training is usually about 20 hours, scheduled in 2-4 hour modules, over a period of weeks or months, in order to address the scheduling needs of team members. It's held in the community or county where you live. Training courses, student materials and equipment are provided free of charge.

If you are an individual looking to join our CERT Team, contact Office of Emergency Management at  shrewsburyoem@yahoo.com  or call the Borough Clerk at 732-741-4200.

Additional information on the CERT program can be obtained by visiting:  http://www.citizencorps.gov/cert/

JCP&L Critical Care List Program

JCP&L customers who use electrically operated life support equipment or depend on private well water can register their account with the company to get updates on potential interruptions to their electric service, such as weather-related outages during the summer storm season.  JCP&L maintains a critical care list of customers who depend on electrically operated life support equipment.  To be included on this list, every year customers must complete and submit an authorization form signed by their physician.  The list is used to contact customers should an outage affect their electric service for more than 24 hours. JCP&L also has a list of homes and businesses that depend on electrically operated private wells for water.  These customers also are notified if a power outage is expected to affect their electric service for more than 24 hours, in which case they would  be advised of locations where water and ice are available.

Both the critical care customer and private well customer lists are provided to county and municipal Offices of Emergency Management. To receive additional information and register accounts for the programs call 1-800-662-3115.