Village of Ridgewood - Office of Emergency Management
Before, during and after a disaster, it is critical that you listen for the most local, up-to-date information from emergency officials. Local media will convey instructions from local, state and federal government partners, such as:
- Orders to evacuate
- Details about evacuation routes
- Locations of evacuation shelters
- How to safely stay where you are
- Where to find assistance
- Weather warnings and watches
Make sure your battery-powered radio is working in case the electricity goes out. Have extra batteries on hand.
It’s also important to know what kinds of threats could occur in the Bergen County area. Explore the Are You Ready? Disaster links to learn more about these threats and how to respond to them. Knowing what to do during an emergency is an important part of being prepared.
The Village of Ridgewood has a Reverse 911 system referred to as the Emergency Notification System. It will leave messages on a land line or cell phone. You may register for this service Sign-up for Ridgewood Emergency Alerts
- Dial 911-for Life Threatening help
- Dial 201-652-3900 for non-emergency Police Department assistance.
- Dial 201-444-4224 for non-emergency Fire-EMS Department assistance.
More Ways to be Informed:
- Listen to emergency radio stations
- 1010 WINS AM is the official emergency information station.
- Join the Ridgewood OEM Emergency Notification list
- Follow us on Twitter
- Visit the Current Incidents page for Road Closures etc…
- Always visit oem.ridgewoodnj.net during emergencies
Some of the things you can do to prepare for the unexpected, such as making an emergency supply kit and developing a family communications plan, are the same for both a natural or man-made emergency.
However, there are important differences among potential emergencies that will impact the decisions you make and the actions you take. Learn more about the potential emergencies that could happen where you live and the appropriate way to respond to them.
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