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Office of Emergency Management

537 Totowa Road, Totowa, NJ 07512

(973) 956-1000 ext. 3704

Gary Bierach, Coordinator


This link will allow residents and businesses of the Borough of Totowa to add/update their contact information to ensure they are included when a message is sent - by Mayor John Coiro or by any emergency response team - in the event of emergency situations or critical community alerts. Examples include: major traffic delays, bio-terrorism alerts, boil water notices, and missing child reports. Unlisted numbers, mobile numbers, TDD/TTY requirements can all be entered.


The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Program educates people about disaster preparedness for hazards that may impact their area and trains them in basic disaster response skills, such as fire safety, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. CERT members also are encouraged to support emergency response agencies by taking a more active role in emergency preparedness projects in their community.

For more information about the CERT Program, click here.

Are you interested in becoming a CERT volunteer?

Compete the Volunteer Enrollment Form

Register Here for" REGISTER READY" and be prepared for an emergency
Bear Sightings? Read more for Safety Tips
* * View Passaic River Flood Levels * *

Listed below you will find websites to assist you in time of need during a disaster. Should you have any questions, please call the Office of Emergency Coordinator.

NJ Office of Emergency Management

How to Contact FEMA

1(800) 621-FEMA / 1(800) 462-7585 (TTY)

Nj Disaster Assistance

Individual Housing Assistance

FEMA Press Releases

National Flood Insurance Program

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