The Secaucus Office of Emergency Management (OEM), is the primary agency charged with planning and preparing for all types of natural or man-made disasters and coordinating and managing the response and recovery efforts when such disasters strike. 

Examples of these types of incidents which the Borough has been subject to include:

  • Flooding
  • Nor'easters
  • Hurricanes
  • Winter Storms
  • Electrical Outages
  • Heat-Related Emergencies
  • Large-Scale Fires
  • Large Scale Haz-Mat Incidents

Secaucus OEM is comprised of a staff of well-trained and experienced individuals from diverse backgrounds and disciplines. They have trained with such agencies as the Hudson County OEM, the New Jersey State Police, and FEMA. 

In addition, Secaucus OEM oversees the emergency response teams, which aids the town’s First Responders for a variety of long term or other incidents and events. The Secaucus OEM members staff evacuation shelters and reception areas, staff the Emergency Operation Center (EOC) during emergencies, assist PD with traffic details and road closers during major storms, and assist with evacuation and transportation during floods and major fires. To become an OEM member you must be 18 years of age and live in town.