Our mission is to provide a comprehensive and integrated emergency management system that coordinates community resources to protect lives, property, and the environment through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from all natural and man-made hazards that may impact our township.
The Township of Scotch Plains has developed an action plan to protect local citizens, businesses and property in the event of a natural or man-made emergency or disaster. It is an all-hazards plan that is adaptable to any type of emergency or disaster that the Township may have to deal with.
Effective emergency management and incident response activities rely on flexible communications and information systems. The Township of Scotch Plains Office of Emergency Management continues to try and use the most efficient and effective way to communicate with our residents and businesses through a variety of media options.
Currently you can receive up to date emergency information from the following sources;
CodeRED provides emergency information by telephone, text, fax and email about Township-wide priority events.
AM Radio 530
Emergency information can also be found by listening to radio, 530AM, for important information for both Scotch Plains and Fanwood.
The Township of Scotch utilizes Facebook and Twitter and the Township Webpage to keep residents informed about events and on-going items of interest. During an emergency, the Township Webpage, Facebook and Twitter will be utilized to communicate as well. If other social media platforms provide an opportunity to communicate to a wide-number of residents we will look to utilize them as well.
Verizon FIOS channel 22 and Comcast channel 34 will also be used in the event of an emergency or severe weather event to provide important information as well.