Emergency Management

mount laurel OEMMOUNT LAUREL OFFICE OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

100 Mount Laurel Road
Mount Laurel, NJ 08054
Office: (856)234-0001 Ext. 1030     
                                                      
STAFF DIRECTORY

OEM Coordinator: Jay Appleton jappleton@mountlaurel.com
Deputy Coordinator: Chief Steven Riedener sriedener@mountlaurelpd.org
Deputy Coordinator: Chief Christopher Burnett cburnett@mlfd.org
Deputy Coordinator: Chief Joseph Stringfellow jstringfellow@mlems.org
CERT Coordinator:  Joseph Brunges joe.brunges@mlems.org

The Mount Laurel Office of Emergency Management (MLOEM) promotes and maintains community resilience, and serves the emergency needs of our community by collaboratively and proactively preparing for and managing the response to, and recovery from natural, technological, and human-caused disasters. We accomplish this mission by working closely with the public safety (police, emergency medical services, and fire) departments within the Township, as well as with leadership in administration, public works, water and sewer utilities, schools, and construction. Close coordination with county, state, and federal agencies is maintained to assure that relationships are in place to facilitate acquisition of vital resources, and to plan for and implement effective and efficient response to large-scale incidents.
MLOEM leads the Mount Laurel Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC) in the development and implementation of plans that facilitate an “All-Hazards” approach to community safety. The LEPC is composed of representatives of Mt. Laurel public safety, public works, construction, utilities, and schools organizations, and also includes stakeholders from business, healthcare, and faith-based organizations within the Township.

"Citizens Helping Citizens" - The Mt. Laurel Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program, operating as a component of MLOEM, trains volunteer citizens to be better prepared to respond to emergency situations in their communities. When emergencies happen, CERT members can give critical support to first responders, provide assistance to victims, and organize spontaneous volunteers at a disaster site. CERT members can also help with non-emergency projects that help improve the safety of the community.

MLOEM will post various information bulletins related to general community resilience initiatives, weather, health, safety, education, travel advisories, homeland security, and events on our Facebook page. Emergency notifications are transmitted via Nixle.

Contact OEM Coordinator Jay Appleton for any further information:
Office: (856)234-0001 Ext. 1030
Email: jappleton@mountlaurel.com